TGS acquires Prediktor

Source: press release, 1 July 2022          

photo: TGS
photo: TGS

TGS ASA, a global provider of energy data and intelligence, has announced that it has acquired Prediktor AS, a provider of asset management and real-time data management solutions to renewable and energy asset owners.

Established in 1995, the company has carried out thousands of installations on mission-critical industrial and energy assets on all seven continents, enabling data-driven automated operations solutions and optimisation of asset portfolios.

Prediktor’s software and systems are being utilised on a large variety of assets, including:

  • Benban (Egypt), the world’s largest PV solar plant, built in 2019.
  • Dogger Bank (UK), the world’s largest offshore wind farm, currently under construction.
  • Johan Sverdrup oil field (Norway) delivery in 2019, one of the world’s largest offshore oil and gas assets developed in recent times.

Based in Fredrikstad, Norway, with 40 employees, Prediktor counts some of the world’s leading renewable energy producers among its clients. The company currently supports 7 GW of renewable energy assets (mainly PV solar), with a solid pipeline of further installations. The asset management solutions help clients manage operational risks and optimise asset performance by monitoring projects, forecasting energy production, recommending actions and automating decision-making.

Prediktor also provides data management applications that organise Industrial Internet of Things sensor data (IIoT), helping clients capture, validate, store and contextualise real-time data. Globally leading energy and industrial companies are among Prediktor’s data management customers.

Kristian Johansen, CEO at TGS, comments, “I am very pleased to announce the acquisition of Prediktor. The company has an impressive track record of providing cutting-edge data-driven solutions and superior customer service to energy companies worldwide – a cultural fit with TGS. In February 2021, we introduced our New Energy Solutions initiative, which provides data and insights for industries actively contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Since then, we have launched several organically developed data-driven solutions for offshore wind, geothermal energy and carbon storage, as well as acquired offshore wind market intelligence provider 4C Offshore, Ltd. Prediktor will become another important building block for realising our vision of creating an energy industry gateway providing integrated solutions for data and actionable insights to facilitate decision making, project development and asset performance management across energy project life cycles and markets.”

Espen Krogh, CEO of Prediktor adds, “Prediktor has through the past 27 years attracted unique talent in the field of industrial digitalisation, crafting unique and innovative products and services for our clients. The last couple of years we have expanded our focus on the Energy Transition, driven by the high customer demand for our deep industrial experience and field proven products in this rapidly growing segment.

We are currently in a unique phase of industrial energy asset building of wind and solar assets at a vast global scale. Prediktor’s biggest challenge is the ability to scale fast enough in all our business processes to deliver to our clients’ ambitious pipeline. In TGS, we see the vision, resources, agile-get-the-job-done culture and infrastructure to meet this challenge: TGS is the perfect new home for Prediktor.”