Ireland’s National Electricity Network, ESB, goes live with a New GIS System from IMGS and Intergraph

 

Irish Mapping and GIS Solutions (IMGS) and its partner Intergraph, in conjunction with Rolta UK were awarded a contract in 2012 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 3 years of planning, designing, building and implementing, the new GIS system went live earlier this summer.

Intergraph's G/Technology and GeoMedia solutions were 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. IMGS is Intergraph’s partner in Ireland and were in charge of the data migration process from the old system into the new one, using Safe Software’s FME solution to assist in the process. In addition, IMGS will also provide front line support for the new system.

"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 had confidence in the Intergraph and IMGS teams to understand our business and deliver the required solution. We were reassured in knowing that Intergraph and IMGS would work closely with us throughout the implementation process and continue to support us after go-live."

"IMGS was delighted to partner with Intergraph on the implementation of a national next generation GIS for ESB Networks" states Ciaran Kirk, General Manager of IMGS. "This next generation GIS will help streamline existing ESB Network workflows while meeting the challenges of providing a smarter 21st century electric grid."

"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 Security, Government & Infrastructure. "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."

 

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.

 

About IMGS
IMGS is an Irish owned mapping and geographic information systems provider founded in 2002. They serve over 50 customers across the island of Ireland and are Ireland’s leading supplier of spatial solutions for government, utility and telecommunications industries. Their leading edge solutions, that are built on their partners’ technologies and their focus on customer satisfaction, ensures that they can provide first class, end to end geospatial solutions to survey, visualise and integrate spatial and non-spatial data across enterprises.

 

About Intergraph
Intergraph helps the world work smarter. The company’s software and solutions improve the lives of millions of people through better facilities, safer communities and more reliable operations. Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) is the leader in smart solutions for emergency response, utilities, transportation and other global challenges. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com. Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

 

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, Defence 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. 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.

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