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Nofitech and Schneider Electric collaborate on sustainability

January 22, 2024  By RAStech staff

John Hjelset and Robert Hundstad Photo: stefania r. nilsen

Norwegian RAS supplier, Nofitech, has expanded its collaboration with Schneider Electric, a supplier of digital automation systems, with a new sustainability strategy.

The companies said in a joint statement that they have developed a delivery and logistics strategy that lowers expenses in the form of standardization and modular thinking in 2023.

Nofitech chief executive officer, Robert Hundstad, said together with Schneider Electric, they have a plan for competence building in hardware and software.


“The aim is to rationalize our programming work, shorten the commissioning time and offer end customers even more energy-efficient solutions,” said Hundstad.

Nofitech has delivered projects in Norway, Scotland, and the Faroe Islands. The company said its investment in energy and resource-efficient solutions led to new business opportunities in Norway and internationally, including Japan.

“At a facility in the Faroe Islands, we are now delivering for the first time a solution involving heat recovering from blowers and compressors. It will be reused for tempering the process water in the fish tanks,” said Hundstad.

Nofitech also has a system for analysis and prediction which collects, monitors and processes historical facility data and makes predictions about how the facility will perform in terms of water quality. It gives the operators advice and support to maximize production growth, reduce environmental footprint, and minimize risks.

John Hjelset, project manager in the aquaculture department at Schneider Electric, said there’s more to be done in the industry.

“Very few players have adopted the most advanced software for energy monitoring and analysis,” said Hjelset. 

“This provides opportunities to save even more energy. Resource efficiency through digitization is something we have used even internally at Schneider Electric for almost 20 years. In many offices and factories, we have cut material waste and energy costs and achieved operational efficiencies of up to 25 per cent.” 

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