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CGI to support UK radiation monitoring network

Karl Flinders

CGI will provide application support services to the UK’s Radioactive Incident Monitoring Network (RMNET 3) after agreeing to a four-year deal with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

This follows a desktop services and support contract DECC signed contract with CGI late last year. At the time, CGI took responsibility for providing service integration, which includes IT integration, service desk and managed desktop services. CGI, which is a Canadian IT and business process outsourcing company, acquired Anglo-Dutch Logica for £1.7bn last year.

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CGI will be responsible for critical monitoring services availability. These systems enable UK authorities to monitor incidents and coordinate any required emergency response if a potential nuclear incident occurs overseas.

RIMNET 3 was set up following the Chernobyl accident as part of its arrangements for dealing with the effects of overseas nuclear accidents within the UK. The RIMNET 3 system was implemented by the Met Office.

Support services will be delivered from a CGI service centre in south Wales, with hardware break-fix services delivered in partnership with CC Engineering.

“The Radiation Incident Monitoring Network (RIMNET) system plays a vital role as the UK's national radiation monitoring and nuclear emergency response system. CGI and the Met Office bring important expertise and experience in this area,” said Energy Minister Baroness Verma.

“We have a long and successful history in working with DECC and the Met Office to ensure RIMNET is actively ready to help support should a radioactive incident occur.  This new contract confirms our expertise in delivering critical national infrastructure in partnership with our clients," said Chris George, vice-president of digital government at CGI in the UK.


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