Capgemini has won a five-year £20m IT outsourcing contract with nuclear energy company British Energy.
Under the new contract Capgemini will support approximately 6,500 users and over 300 servers at British Energy power stations and offices throughout the UK.
The new service for British Energy, the UK's largest producer of electricity, also includes the provision of applications management services for several core systems at British Energy, including finance, human resources and document management.
The contract involves the transfer of 28 British Energy staff and contractors to Capgemini.
Technology platforms being used on the contract include Oracle financials and human resources, Windows NT 4.0 servers and NT workstations that will be migrated to Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server, and BMC Patrol network management.
To win the contract Capgemini had to satisfy compliance regulations set by the Office of Civil Nuclear Sites and the National Nuclear Inspectorate.
Andrew Ralston, British Energy information management manager for projects and services, said, "Capgemini has proved its ability to innovate to good effect and to enhance quality of service, while at the same time drive down costs."
The applications management part of the contract will be based at Capgemini's Scottish headquarters in Glasgow, while desktop and server support will be run from Capgemini offices in Inverness and Birmingham.
Capgemini will also deploy staff at British Energy locations in Scotland to provide support to local staff, including a number of home workers in the Scottish Lowlands.