Western Power contracts Empired for $61m

28/04/2020 - 12:23

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Perth-based IT services provider Empired has secured two contracts with Western Power to provide a range of digital services for at least five years.

Russell Baskerville says Empired is privileged to manage Western Power’s computing and IT systems. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Perth-based IT services provider Empired has secured two contracts with Western Power to provide a range of digital services for at least five years.

ASX-listed Empired has been contracted to provide end-user computing services to more than 3,300 Western Power staff and contractors as well as 24-hour service management under an infrastructure managed services contract, worth an estimated $31 million over five years.

Empired says it will leverage its service desk and national operations centres, manage all data centres and cloud operations and more than 2,000 network devices across 30 sites.

Works will begin immediately and are expected to complete by early August.

The company’s shares were up 20.4 per cent on the news at 1:55pm AEST to trade at 32 cents.

Empired was also awarded a preferred master IT supply contract worth around $30 million to provide a technology enhancement program, designed to help the company evolve its core backend services to cloud and digital platforms.

It has partnered with international technology company HCL, which will provide offshore resourcing and access to world-leading intellectual property in the energy and power distribution markets, Empired said in a statement.

Managing director Russell Baskerville said Empired was privileged to manage Western Power's computing and IT systems.

Western Power operates the majority of power distribution in Western Australia,” he said.

Empired is very proud to have been selected to partner with Western Power to deliver modern managed services across all of Western Power’s end-user computing and core IT and operational technology infrastructure requirements.”

Western Power chief information officer Andrew Smith said Empired’s technology solution provided a modern approach to managed services.

“We are confident this will let Western Power drive improved efficiency and productivity while ensuring digital platforms are optimised to provide improved service to all stakeholders,” he said.

“The energy market is a rapidly changing landscape.

“With customers’ energy needs evolving, Western Power’s focus is always firmly on the future and we look forward to working with Empired on this journey.”

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