May 29, 2008 -- Leading support service provider Amey has chosen an information management and mapping solution from Mayrise Systems to support street lighting services across the UK county of Norfolk following the award of GBP 150 million PFI contract. MAYRISE Street Lighting software provides Amey with tools for the creation of a centralised asset inventory, routine maintenance scheduling, fault reporting, monitoring and repair and the generation of management and contractual reporting. MAYRISE MapNow, the desktop mapping software, is used to facilitate the identification and location of existing assets or proposed works.
Local installations of MAYRISE Street Lighting at both Amey’s Norfolk Project HQ and Norfolk County Council Offices access a centralised database located in Amey’s secure data hosting centre in London. Faults, reported by members of the public or field based personnel, are appended to the system, which then automatically generates a job sheet for further investigation or repair. The MAYRISE system also generates inspection and routine maintenance schedules. Amey, who look after more 600,000 street lights nationally, also use MAYRISE software for managing PFI contracts in Walsall, Manchester and Wakefield.
“MAYRISE is the nationally recognised, and therefore de facto standard, system for the management of both traditional and more recently PFI street lighting operations,” said Tony Drury, Project Manager for the Norfolk PFI Contract. “The system has developed with the industry and offers the tools and functionality required to manage the complex contractual requirements of a PFI contract. We have a rigorous works audit trail combined with a comprehensive asset database and as the client has access to the same information we are 100% transparent and accountable.”
Amey is also proposing to a number of new initiatives supported by the MAYRISE system including mobile working, environmental initiatives and expansion of the project to other areas.
Norfolk County Council awarded Amey the contract for the ongoing maintenance, upgrade and replacement of 50,000 roadside street lights and 12,000 illuminated signs and bollards across the county in November of last year. The project went live a few months later, in February, and the first of 38,000 column replacements, over a five-year period, took place in April. Amey is one of the leading support services providers, managing the vital infrastructure and business services that practically everyone, everywhere relies on.
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