National Irish Electrical Network Implements New GIS Powered by Intergraph Technology

ESB networks manages complete life cycle of network using G/Technology and GeoMedia.

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.


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About ESB Networks Ltd.
ESB Networks Ltd., a ring-fenced subsidiary within ESB Group, is the licensed operator of the electricity distribution system in the Republic of Ireland. ESB Networks is responsible for building, operating, maintaining and developing the electricity network and serving all electricity customers in the Republic of Ireland. ESB Networks also holds the only Meter Operator license in the Republic of Ireland and installs, maintains and reads all electricity meters. ESB Networks currently employs a 3,000 strong workforce throughout the country. Visit http://www.esb.ie/esbnetworks/en/home/ for more information.

About IMGS
IMGS is Ireland's leading supplier of spatial solutions for government, utility and telecommunications industries. Its solutions enable customers to capture, manage and embed spatial data and engineering documentation into their enterprise information systems. IMGS serves more than 50 customers across the island of Ireland, including Northern Ireland Electricity, Eircom, BT Ireland, Ordnance Survey Ireland, Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland, the Irish Naval Service and 34 local authorities.

IMGS have a long track record in developing and supporting GIS for national network companies such as eircom as well working Government Agencies across the country. In fact currently in Ireland the majority of electric and telecoms network is managed using software supported or developed by IMGS. For additional information, visit http://www.imgs.ie/.

About Rolta
Rolta is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions and services for many vertical segments, including Utilities, Process, Power, Banking and Insurance, Federal and State Governments, Defense and Homeland Security. These enterprise level solutions are built around Rolta's intellectual property in the geospatial arena and domain expertise to offer unique business intelligence for impactful insights to enable effective decision-making. Rolta's services and solutions cover the entire life-cycle for the process industry, from engineering design, through to operational excellence. Headquartered in India, Rolta is a multinational organization, with customers in more than 40 countries. Rolta UK enables its customers to realise their business objectives through its deep domain expertise in the Utilities and Oil and Gas sectors, where its systems integration experience is unrivalled.