HUNTSVILLE, Ala., September 05, 2012
Intergraph and its partners, Irish Mapping & GIS Solutions Limited (IMGS) and Rolta UK Limited, were awarded a contract to supply a geographic information system (GIS) to ESB Networks Ltd. to support the planning, design, construction and day-to-day operations of its electrical distribution network. After a highly competitive procurement process, Intergraph was selected to enable and automate the generation of all of ESB Networks' necessary reports, plots, network diagrams and interfaces with SAP and other business and operational management systems. Using Intergraph's G/Technology and GeoMedia solutions, Intergraph will deliver a tier-one business critical system with full two-way integration with SAP work, asset and customer management modules and Oracle Utilities Outage Management.
"We fully expect our new system implemented by Intergraph to serve as a single enterprise solution for the full life cycle management of our network assets while improving workflow efficiencies, including extended workflows with other business critical systems," says John Gallagher, ESB Networks IT Manager. "We have confidence the Intergraph and IMGS teams understand our business and can deliver the required solution. We are reassured in knowing Intergraph and IMGS will work closely with us throughout the implementation process and will continue to support us after go-live."
"Intergraph is pleased to serve ESB Networks with an enterprise solution that addresses an end-to-end workflow for its electrical network," states Alun Pearsey, UK Country Manager, Intergraph U.K. "Customers like ESB validate Intergraph's initiative to continue enabling utility companies around the world to power smarter decisions with the aid of Intergraph technology."
"IMGS are delighted to partner with Intergraph on the implementation of a national next generation GIS for ESB Networks" states Ciaran Kirk, Technical Director with IMGS. "This next generation GIS will help streamline existing ESB Network workflows while meeting the challenges of providing a smarter 21st century electric grid." This significant contract award follows another recent Intergraph award by the Greater Dublin Region Water and Drainage Steering Groups, a consortium of city and county councils, and further confirms Intergraph as a dominant supplier to the Irish utilities market sector.