MUMBAI, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Rolta has been awarded a new contract by UK Power Networks, a major utility company that delivers electricity to London, the South East and the East of England. This 7-year, multi-million pound contract was established to manage and update their spatially-enabled network asset information.
"It's our job to keep the lights on for 8 million customers and in our first five years as a company we have made huge strides in reducing the number and duration of power cuts. Ensuring we have reliable and up-to-date records about our key infrastructure is a key and ongoing part of this work, and we are very pleased to be awarding this contract to Rolta," explained Matt Webb - Head of Asset Information. "Throughout what was a robust and hard fought procurement process, Rolta's technical capabilities shone through, offering innovative tools and techniques, greatly enhancing the control of data quality and providing full transparency of the end-to-end production process. This new partnership represents an important step forward in improving our GIS data management capabilities whilst achieving best value for money."
In response to the award, Mr. K. K. Singh, Chairman and CEO of Rolta Group, explained the importance of UK Power Networks as a customer, and Rolta's commitment to the success of this contract. "Today, Rolta is recognized as one of the top Geospatial companies in the world," he noted. "Rolta is strongly placed to serve organizations like UK Power Networks due to the company's deep domain expertise, its innovative geospatial products and IT expertise, and extensive global projects experience."
As evidence of its GIS expertise, Rolta was recently selected for the Geospatial World Leadership Award in the category of 'Geospatial Solutions Company of the Year 2015.' The award recognizes Rolta's contribution to the global geospatial industry.
About UK Power Networks:
UK Power Networks distributes more than a quarter of the UK's electricity through its networks of substations, underground cables and overhead lines making sure the lights stay on, regardless of who customers pay their energy bills to. A range of other companies deliver power to the rest of the country.
It is the first electricity distributor to be named in the Sunday Times' 25 Best Big Companies to Work For, and also holds the title of Utility of the Year (2015 and 2012). The company's 5,600 employees are dedicated to delivering a safe, secure electricity supply to 8.1 million homes and businesses.
The industry regulator Ofgem sets an allowed revenue to distribution companies so that they can maintain safe and reliable electricity supplies. UK Power Networks invests more than £500 million in its electricity networks every year, offers extra help to vulnerable customers at times of need, and is undertaking trials to ensure that electricity networks support the transition to a low carbon future. It also moves cables and connects new electricity supplies.
Rolta is a leading provider of innovative solutions for many vertical segments, including Federal and State Governments, defence/HLS, utilities, process, power, financial services, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Rolta is recognized for its extensive portfolio of indigenous solutions based on field-proven Rolta IP tailored for Indian Defence/HLS. By uniquely combining its expertise in the IT, engineering and geospatial domains, Rolta develops exceptional IP-based cloud-ready solutions to enable its customers globally to readily exploit the power of BI, Big Data Analytics, and IT-OT Fusion. Rolta is a multinational organization headquartered in India. The company operates from over 40 locations worldwide and has executed projects in more than 45 countries. Rolta equity shares are listed on BSE and NSE in India, its GDRs are listed on the Main Board of London Stock Exchange and its 'Senior Notes' are listed on Singapore Stock Exchange.
For additional information please visit www.rolta.com, or contact:
President - International Operations
Member of the Board
Telephone: +1 (678) 942 5000
Executive Vice President
GIS / Mapping
Telephone: +971 (4) 391 5212
S. K. Shirguppi
Senior Vice President
Engineering & Geospatial Business
Telephone: +91 (22) 2926 6666
SOURCE Rolta India Ltd.