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IFS chosen to maintain Russian power grid

The company that manages the Russian national power grid has chosen business applications supplier IFS Applications for the maintenance, technical development and supervision of power lines and network objects.

 FSK EES manages the All-Russian unified electric power grid, which includes more than 140 substations, 43, 700km of high-voltage power transmission lines, and process management systems. The grid transports more than a third of all electricity generated in Russia.

"Our operations, the dispersed infrastructure of the grid, and the need to streamline network and corporate processes meant that we required advanced information technology," said Dmitry Molinsky, head of FSK EES's information department.

"FSK EES had thoroughly analysed the market for enterprise asset management [EAM] solutions. In particular, we looked at successful implementations and users' experience of EAM systems in the national power grids of other countries. IFS Applications is a proven solution in several countries, including Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands."

The EAM system will also handle project management, document management and procurement. The implementation project is to be conducted by CFS, the IFS distributor in Russia, the CIS and the Baltic states, with the assistance of consultants from IFS.

Written by Computing SA staff  


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