Warwick, 08 April, 2019: telent Technology Services Ltd (telent), a main UK technology and community companies firm, has been awarded a six-year contract to produce the communications and IT infrastructure at Hinkley Point C (HPC) – the UK’s first nuclear plant to be constructed in 25 years.
telent was chosen by EDF Energy to offer a multi-faceted, IT and communications bundle on the new web site. Once operating HPC will generate low carbon electrical energy for round six million houses, create over 25,000 new employment alternatives and convey lasting social and financial advantages to communities all through the South West of the United Kingdom.
An artist’s impression of Hinkley Point C nuclear plant
Under the settlement, telent will design, set up and fee the communications and IT system for the new power station. This will embody a twin knowledge centre infrastructure and each wi-fi and wired communications networks to attach roughly 150 buildings. This community infrastructure will help a unified communications and messaging platform. It may also present a multi-service on-site radio community, together with integration with the Emergency Services Network (ESN), CCTV, Public Address and Voice Alarm system, Integrated Command and Communications System and Site-wide TV Distribution.
“This new contract reflects our successful track record in providing critical communications solutions in a range of diverse and sensitive environments,” stated Mark Plato, CEO at telent. “At Hinkley Point C we will be able to utilise our experience and expertise from right across the company and channel it into this immensely sizable, national project.”
telent was awarded the contract for the project following a stringent course of throughout which it demonstrated a collaborative and versatile strategy to make sure HPC’s necessities can be glad. The firm additionally stood out in the method as a result of its potential to work throughout a broad vary of applied sciences utilizing its personal immediately employed engineering groups.
telent may also work carefully with a quantity of different profitable bidders, together with these for Small Power & Lighting, Fire & Hydrogen Detection and Physical & Electronic Security, to make sure a seamless general project supply.
Hinkley Point C’s Supply Chain Director, Jean-Pierre West, stated: “Through our development of new nuclear power stations in the UK, we remain committed to boosting UK industrial capacity at both the regional and national level. I am pleased to have the support of telent in delivering the vital communications and IT infrastructure the new power station will need.”
telent’s historical past of offering environment friendly communication techniques in closely regulated environments spans greater than 30 years. As a longtime participant in the rail trade, telent’s portfolio covers each over floor and underground networks, with an intensive background in the design, gear qualification and deployment of applied sciences to function inside a selection of specialised functions.
“This project is going to provide a major boost to the economy and we expect to create a number of apprenticeships and graduate roles in the Bristol and Somerset areas, adding to our current footprint in the South West through a number of existing contracts” stated Plato. “We hope to work with local colleges to provide training for jobs that will not be just short-term opportunities – these will be sustainable jobs that will benefit the local economy and local residents well into the future.”
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Dedicated to defining the ever-changing digital panorama, telent designs and delivers options and companies that allow organisations to create, enhance and keep their mission essential communications networks.
Vital in the efficient operation of the nation’s infrastructure and on the coronary heart of many of the UK’s and Ireland’s best-known manufacturers, telent operates inside numerous trade sectors, together with Transport, Service Provider, Public Safety, Defence, Government/Public Services and Enterprise.
telent’s trade experience and professionalism make the corporate a companion of selection for organisations on the forefront of the digital revolution. telent was lately appointed by Highways England to function, handle and improve the National Roads Telecommunications Service, a important part of the UK’s essential nationwide infrastructure.
Clients embody Highways England, Transport for London, Network Rail, BAE Systems, BT, London Ambulance Service, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, RNLI, Maritime Coastguard Agency, Metropolitan Police, Sky, Virgin Media and a quantity of county councils together with Oxfordshire, Kent, West Sussex and Gloucestershire
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