LUSTENAU, Austria, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Statoil Awards Identec a Frame Contract for Cargo-Carrying Unit ("CCU") Tracking and Tracing
CCU tracking and tracing has been a widely acknowledged problem for the oil and gas industry. Lost or misplaced CCU's cost the industry untold millions of EUR's in efficiency and productivity losses. Identec has launched an RFID-based CCU solution called "Watcher CCU" to solve this problem. Statoil has signed a frame contract with Identec to deploy and maintain Watcher CCU at 7 Statoil supply bases.
"More than 3 years ago we set out to find a solution for tracking and tracing CCU's," says Magnar Gregersen, Advisor Supply Chain Ops, Statoil. "The solution needed to provide us with the CCU's location on-shore, off-shore, and in-between. Given the inherent difficulties of CCU logistics, it was clear that a fresh approach would be required. We evaluated many suppliers and at the end of our search decided to partner with Identec."
Watcher CCU combines Identec's i-Q350 active RFID tags and Identec's TrailBlazer server and business logic software to create an end-to-end logistics solution that provides real-time visibility over all tagged assets. Watcher CCU is an extension of "Watcher Off-Shore" which provides personnel safety and mustering benefits for off-shore operators.
"CCU tracking and tracing is a natural progression of the Watcher platform," says Frank Wehus, GM of Oil and Gas Solutions, Identec. "Watcher Off-Shore keeps people safe and now Watcher CCU drives logistics efficiency. Safety and efficiency are at the core of Identec's solutions. We're proud to be working with Statoil and helping them to meet their operational goals."
Statoil is an international oil and gas company committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner through applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. Visit the Statoil website at http://www.statoil.com.
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IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG ("Identec") is a leader in wireless sensor solutions for harsh industrial environments and serves customers and partners in more than more than 50 countries. Learn more about Identec at http://www.identecsolutions.com.
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