Last month, our sampling team’s exciting and strategic recent tie-up in Malaysia with sand and erosion monitoring, analytics and management experts SMS was featured as a Members’ Services spotlight in the Energy Industries Council’s (EIC) Inside Energy online magazine. The deal has seen SMS become the exclusive agent and representative for Proserv’s sampling activities across Malaysia.

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Tie-up sees Proserv CEO Davis Larssen join Intelligent Plant’s Board and propels the rollout of collaborative digital technology services for the energy market.

Global controls technology company Proserv has signed a fresh agreement with Intelligent Plant, the Aberdeen based software engineering firm and data analytics experts. The new arrangement extends a previous alliance announced in late 2020.

That tie-up first brought the two parties together to innovate impactful digital technology service offerings and models, based around open data access, real-time condition monitoring and the provision of subject matter expertise.

This new deal reinforces Proserv’s position as a worldwide distributor and supplier for Intelligent Plant’s various products and applications. It also enables the two parties to collaborate even more closely to develop further disruptive software as a service (SaaS) solutions, leveraging Proserv’s wide domain knowledge, its control system integration capabilities and its OEM agnostic technology philosophy, alongside Intelligent Plant’s accessible, flexible data capture and award-winning analytics expertise.

The decision to forge this updated agreement follows a positive response from the energy market to their present SaaS offerings and combined skill sets, whereby the two parties can deliver live intelligence on the operational performance and condition of critical infrastructure, supporting future maintenance scheduling, process optimisation and ultimately life extension.

For illustrative purposes only. Data in action: this image exemplifies a tidal turbine dashboard operating in real-time (image courtesy of Intelligent Plant).

The elevation of Proserv’s CEO Davis Larssen to Intelligent Plant’s Board as a non-executive director represents a further key step forward in the alliance between the companies. It is anticipated Larssen’s input and industry positioning will help accelerate Intelligent Plant’s global footprint, while allowing both businesses to build their presence in the digital technology arena via continued mutual support and cooperation.

Last September, Larssen similarly joined the Board of another Scottish enterprise Synaptec, a Strathclyde University spin-out and power system monitoring expert, following Proserv’s acquisition of a minority stake in the company.

Both Synaptec and Intelligent Plant are among a number of technology partners with whom Proserv is collaborating to drive its on-going pivot into renewables and a current focus on offshore wind.

Stuart Harvey, Proserv’s Vice President, Digital Innovation, said: “We are very happy to underline our relationship with Intelligent Plant through this extended tie-up. We have worked closely over recent years, seeking to drive our shared values around delivering best-in-class analytics and intelligence to the energy sector. As a strategic partner, we will continue to move forwards together exploring further opportunities to develop and evolve this offering.”

Steve Aitken, founder of Intelligent Plant, added, “We are delighted to be strengthening our connection with Proserv. This agreement will enable us to offer our innovative software solutions to a wider range of clients and help them to achieve greater efficiency and success. We look forward to working with Proserv and Davis Larssen to achieve our shared goals.”

Davis Larssen observed: “Intelligent Plant has been a core contributor to our push into digital technology and so this new arrangement is a natural next step as we seek closer collaboration, combining our abilities to supply real value for the industry at a critical point in its evolution. I very much look forward to working with, and supporting, Steve as a member of Intelligent Plant’s Board.

“For Proserv, this is the latest in a series of alliances as we seek to push our R&D and innovation into exciting new areas to deliver a step-change in intelligence insights, real-time optimisation and holistic asset-wide control systems.”

Our CEO Davis Larssen has provided an in-depth thought leader to the Energy Voice March Supplement published by the Press and Journal. Davis’s op-ed examines the challenges and opportunities presented by last year’s ScotWind leasing round. The article focuses on the potential creation of significant local Scottish content including the innovation of new technologies and the creation of multiple jobs, as the nation has a chance to become the global leader in floating offshore wind, harnessing much of the expertise already established in the energy sector.

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Our Senior Vice President, Iain Smith has provided a topical and thought-provoking opinion piece to Global Underwater Hub’s latest news magazine. Iain focuses on Proserv’s constant drive to “go further”, from forging partnerships to innovate disruptive subsea technologies through to establishing new product supply models for the market. Iain explains it is this philosophy that has accelerated our progress in the offshore wind space.

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Our Chief Technology Officer, Tore Erntsen has contributed a thought-provoking opinion piece to February’s Subsea Issue of OGV Energy’s monthly title. Tore focuses on the need for operators to adopt new, smarter ways of thinking around their subsea operations and to embrace technologies and methodologies that not only reduce costs and save time but, crucially, can reduce their carbon footprints too.

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The Energy Industries Council (EIC) has highlighted two of our recent technology news stories in its Inside Energy monthly title.

Last month, in its December issue, our strategic acquisition of a minority stake in Glasgow based power system monitoring expert, Synaptec, featured prominently in its news pages, while, just a month before, it was the turn of our exciting Memorandum of Understanding with UK based start-up company and real-time optimisation experts Ortomation, headed up by its CEO Paul Oram.

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Late last year, our VP, Services Angus Rodger participated in a Business Breakfast discussion panel hosted by OGV Energy and held on the sidelines of the ADIPEC Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi. The panel covered a broad number of themes and Angus spoke about evolving mindsets and trends in the service segment, as well as our exciting path forwards into innovating digital technologies, harnessing data analytics, aimed at optimising our customers’ assets and extending the life of critical infrastructure.

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An in-depth video interview that our Vice President, Services, Angus Rodger gave to major Middle East energy news platform Energy Connects against the backdrop of the ADIPEC Exhibition and Conference earlier this month has now gone live. In a wide-ranging discussion, Angus speaks about the current strategic priorities in the energy industry, how we are driving forward with exciting technology innovation and looking forward to yet another positive year in 2023.

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The Global Underwater Hub has featured some of our recent news stories in its current autumn Global Underwater Hub News Magazine. The appointment of Hugh McNeal, the former CEO of RenewableUK, to our Board of Directors this summer comes under the spotlight, alongside the continued exciting progress of our holistic cable management system, ECG™, with its placement this year on Equinor’s floating Hywind Scotland Wind Farm to analyse the condition and integrity of export and inter-array cables across the asset.

Our VP, Services, Angus Rodger has supplied a thought leader to OGV Energy’s latest monthly title looking at the need to reimagine the service model, as the transition and advanced technologies push the energy sector onwards. Angus references Proserv’s long-standing reputation for broad service expertise but he emphasises how, as a leading support provider, we are keen to deliver a more holistic asset and infrastructure management package, incorporating our digital technology offerings.

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