19th March 2008 - Infoterra Ltd, a leader in the provision of geospatial products and services, has been awarded a contract from E.ON Central Networks to map its overhead powerline network for Leicestershire. E.ON Central Networks, the electricity distribution company for central England, and its staff will take advantage of this highly accurate network map to carry out detailed and rapid initial surveys from their desktops.
Infoterra will use high-resolution GeoPerspectives stereo imagery to map the precise powerline pole locations, pole heights, span lengths and the exact network length. This detailed mapping will help E.ON Central Network’s initial assessment of risks which could adversely impact powerline operation and improve powerline pole renewal/maintenance projects
“E.ON Central Networks is one of the UK’s leading Distribution Network Operators, and we are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve our internal business processes and the strategic management of our network,” commented Robert Ferris, Innovation Manager for E.ON Central Networks. “Thanks to the high level of detail in Infoterra’s mapping solution we will have invaluable information for our ongoing asset management.”
Dr Andy Wells, Director of Sales for Infoterra Ltd, added: “Major utility operators such as E.ON Central Networks are increasingly recognising the importance of holding accurate records and detailed information about all their assets. Thanks to the accuracy of our geospatial data we can provide organisations with the ability to carry out detailed site surveys straight from the desktop, removing the requirement for numerous on-site visits, particularly in off-road locations.”
About Infoterra Ltd.
Infoterra Ltd is a leading provider of geographic information products and services. Its portfolio of geographic information solutions includes airborne and satellite data acquisition, geo-information creation, database management and outsourced hosting. Infoterra provides geospatial knowledge to companies worldwide to help them make informed decisions. The company has major customers in utilities, engineering, insurance, agriculture, defence and oil, gas & mineral exploration.
Infoterra Ltd. is part of the Infoterra Group, which comprises companies in France, Germany and Spain, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Astrium Ltd, an EADS company.
GeoPerspectives is a joint venture between Infoterra Ltd and BlueSky International Ltd to provide airborne acquired geospatial data for England and Wales.
About E.ON Central Networks
E.ON Central Networks is the new name for Midlands Electricity and East Midlands Electricity. The company brings power to 4.9 million customers across central England through 133,000km of underground and overhead cables and via almost 97,000 substations. E.ON Central Networks covers an area from the Peak District in the north to parts of Bristol in the south, and from the Welsh Borders to the Lincolnshire Coast.
E.ON Central Networks Is part of E.ON one of the UK's leading power and gas companies - generating and distributing electricity, and retailing power and gas - and is part of the E.ON group, the world's largest investor-owned power and gas company.
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