CGI has signed an outsourcing agreement with power plant constructor Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe for the management of its IT infrastructure. The two companies agreed a contract for five years, valued at €17 million.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPSE), subsidiary of globally operating Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, designs and constructs fossil-fired power plants worldwide. MHPSE has a 100+ year track record in the construction of modern power plants and takes a modern lean approach to business. The plant constructor also supplies key components such as utility steam generators, environmental engineering equipment, turbines and pulverisers. The company is headquartered in Duisburg and has 1,800 employees.
To manage its IT infrastructure, MHPSE recently entered into an outsourcing agreement with IT consulting firm CGI. The five-year contract is valued at €17 million. CGI will manage the company’s IT infrastructure remotely from its data centre in Bremen, Germany, using its Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) approach. RIM offers MHPSE the benefit of managing core processes and ensures highly efficient operational services.
Commenting on the contract, Norbert Maier, Senior Vice President of IT at MHPSE says: With CGI, we can receive all of the services we need from a single source. Our IT infrastructure is a critical factor for the success of our company. With a strong partner like CGI, we will become more cost-effective, flexible and agile in this area. We expect to be able to considerably reduce our annual costs as a result of this partnership.” Stefan Wichert, vice president of outsourcing at CGI in Germany, adds: “We are excited about the opportunity to work with MHPSE. The expertise of our team, combined with our global delivery capabilities, will enable us to deliver the best services at the best cost.”
Other outsourcing contracts
Other recent IT outsourcing contracts landed by CGI include a contract with Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE), under which the firm is responsible for TMHE’s data centre, as well as its application management, service desk, email, network, collaboration, storage and security services, and a 3-year contract with Nets to manage its operational IT and infrastructure services.