(Oslo, 7 January 2013) EVRY ASA has entered into two strategically important contracts with Gassco for the delivery of IT services in connection with the operation, maintenance and further development of Gassco's applications portfolio. The agreements represent total estimated contract value of NOK 250 million over the course of an initial contract period of three years and a further two-year option period.
IT is strategically important for Gassco, which operates the integrated transport system for supplying gas from the Norwegian continental shelf to European countries. EVRY has enjoyed a long-term contractual relationship with Gassco for the delivery of IT services ever since Gassco was first established. These two strategic agreements have now been renewed, and will cover the areas of operation, maintenance and further development of elements of Gassco's applications portfolio.
The applications portfolio already includes solutions that EVRY has developed for Gassco:
Gassco Booking System (GBS): System for booking and monitoring transport capacity in the pipeline systems.
Infrastructure Data Collection (IDC): System for data collection to support infrastructure development.
Gassco Maintenance Planning (GMP): System for maintenance planning.
In addition to the two agreements mentioned above, EVRY and Gassco have also entered into an agreement for services in the areas of Help Desk /Operations and monitoring, which include first-line support, as well as second and third line support, network services, technical applications (systems operations), consulting services, 24/7 IT cover/back-up, SAP support and development, and also hardware deliveries.
"Our agreement with Gassco is strategically very important for EVRY, and particularly for our activities in Haugesund and with the oil and gas industry in south-western Norway. The agreement demonstrates that we offer a competitive delivery model with particular emphasis on providing local presence and delivery capacity combined with market leading expertise and strength from other areas within EVRY", comments Terje Mjøs, CEO of EVRY.
"Through our long-standing relationship we have gained good experience of EVRY's ability to combine its local presence with the expertise and capacity of a large organisation. Our evaluation process has focused on finding the best supplier with both multidisciplinary expertise and the capacity needed to take on an assignment of this size and complexity while at the same time being fully competitive in terms of price, flexibility and innovation", explains Jan Hauge, Executive Vice President - System Operation at Gassco.
Contact person for EVRY:
CEO Terje Mjøs, EVRY, tel +47 06500
SVP Communications Geir Remman, tel +47 97055017
EVRY is one of Scandinavia's leading IT corporations with strong community and regional ties to 50 Nordic cities. EVRY's insights, solutions and technological expertise allow strong participation in designing the IT society of the future and developing values that customers can use in their daily lives, in their businesses and in society. EVRY combines a high level of trade and technological expertise with regional distribution models and international exposure.
EVRY has about 10 000 employees; the company works purposefully to prove that Scandinavian customers are best served by the people who know Scandinavian conditions best. EVRY has an annual turnover of almost NOK 13 billion kroner. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has its main office in Oslo. A significant amount of its business activity occurs in the Norwegian and Swedish markets. EVRY is the result of the merger between Norway's two leading IT companies in 2010: EDB Business Partner and ErgoGroup. www.evry.com
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