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Northern Powergrid Contracts for Integrated Asset Management System

Rolta UK Limited has been awarded two contracts by Northern Powergrid. The first is to implement a fully integrated asset management system with comprehensive geospatial functionality. The second is to provide data management and quality assurance services relating to asset records. The combined contracts are valued at nearly £7m (approx. $11M) and will be executed over two years.

The asset management system, with fully integrated location data, is intended to deliver information to management and operations staff with secure access at dispersed business locations and remotely through mobile devices. Asset information and operational KPIs will be updated in near real time.

Rolta is enabling the Oracle enterprise Asset Management (Oracle eAM) module within Northern Powergrid's existing Oracle e-Business Suite and creating a separate Oracle spatial database.

Northern Powergrid is an electricity distribution company, delivering electricity to nearly 4 million domestic and commercial customers across the north east of England. Management of its assets, some 31,000 substations and 91,000 km of overhead and underground cables, is critically important for investment decisions and changes to the asset infrastructure.

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