Software specialists look to broaden offshore toolkits

Offshore staff

TRONDHEIM, Norway – Star Information Systems (SIS) has agreed to work with StormGeo to develop software solutions for the offshore and shipping industries.

At the same time StormGeo has taken a 15% stake in SIS, with an option to increase this in future.

SIS is a specialist provider of software systems for maintenance, safety management, purchasing, and logistics. StormGeo provides meteorological decision systems to the offshore industry, and is growing in the traditional shipping sector.

By teaming, the companies aim to offer operators of ships, rigs, and offshore supply vessels benefits in terms of safety, performance, and cost savings.

An SIS spokesman said: “We see that our customers are facing new and more demanding requirements for safe operation from the authorities and their own customers. We also see that their activity is increasing in more demanding locations, such as in arctic areas. By combining machinery and operational performance information with weather forecasting we can help our customers to build a safer and more cost-efficient operation.”

Erik Langaker, chairman of StormGeo, said: “The ultimate goal of our new relationship with SIS is to provide customers with an optimum decision platform for safe journeys and minimum fuel consumption. We hope to be able to take ‘optimal voyage planning’ to a new and more sophisticated level – both on an individual vessel basis, as well as for large fleets servicing offshore and shipping segments.”

SIS serves customers operating more than 150 offshore facilities worldwide.

9/25/2012

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