HaskoningDHV: Costs Port of Venice cut by 25%

23 December 2014 Consultancy.uk

Royal HaskoningDHV has presented its final layout of the new Port of Venice onshore-offshore container terminal to the Italian Embassy in London. The final plan will ensure a more efficient performance of the terminal, and reduce equipment costs by 25%, saving the Port millions of euros.

The to-be-developed onshore-offshore container terminal will be an extension* of the Port of Venice and capable of moving approximately 1 million TEUs per year. As this is a significant portion of the container volumes estimated for the Northern Adriatic Sea by 2030, the Port of Venice will contribute to opening up the Northern Adriatic to large ocean going containers. In addition, the new terminal will help foster the integration of Northern Adriatic ports into the core European road and rail freight corridors.

Final layout terminal
Engineering and project management consulting firm Royal HaskoningDHV has been awarded the international tender to complete the optimisation of the plan, and has drafted a final lay out that will deliver major efficiencies for the Port of Venice and generate capital and operating expenditure savings of 25%. Simon Blake, Principal Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV, explains: “The significant cost savings were achieved through sourcing equipment and systems that are already available on the market like the Ship to Shore Cranes and the Automated Straddle Carriers to be used at the offshore terminal. Being able to deliver a 25% reduction to the equipment cost shows how well the team has worked to deliver a plan that is both cost effective and sustainable.”

Royal HaskoningDHV presents plans Port of Venice terminal

“The integrated design of the onshore-offshore terminal and the water transfer system has resulted in performances that are equal to those of the best container terminals in the world. We will be able to accommodate the latest ‘super-sized’ container vessels, greatly reduce travel time, operate at full capacity without double handling, and manage with maximum flexibility,” adds Antonio Revedin, Director Strategic Planning and Development at the Venice Port Authority.

* Developing a terminal capable of handling Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) at the original port location was not an option due its characteristics and the regulatory and environmental constraints.

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Capgemini provides IT services for BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines

24 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines has confirmed a five-year contract with Capgemini to take over the provision of a spectrum of IT services in the UK. The deal will help BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines reduce the cost of IT from its base in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria.

Since the firm’s UK profits were found to have halved in 2018, Capgemini has been working to improve its offering and attract new clients. In the summer, the global IT services consultancy combined a number of its creative wings to form Capgemini Invent, while a deal with Amazon Web Services enabled the firm to improve its cost-saving digital offering to clients looking for IT outsourcing work.

In the last year, Capgemini has subsequently won a series of contracts leveraging its IT delivery services on behalf of a variety of entities. The firm partnered with Statoil to deliver digital innovation across the company, as well as taking a role to innovate the fan experience of the Rugby World Cup 7s tournament, and replacing Atos as the IT services provider of McDonald’s

Capgemini provides IT services for BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines

Now, the firm has continued this surge of new business with the confirmation of a partnership with BAE Systems, which will see Capgemini collaborate on a key defence contract. Capgemini’s five-year contract with BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines will see Capgemini take over the provision of a spectrum of IT services for the BAE wing in the UK, including service orchestration, networking, hosting, end-user computing, DevOps, reporting and analytics, automation, and a digital service desk.

BAE Systems has been looking to improve its bottom line in the UK in recent years, and the move is aimed at transforming its Maritime-Submarines business IT delivery, allowing the company to take advantage of innovative digital technologies, create better user experiences, ensure high service availability, and reduce the cost of IT, from its base in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. Capgemini’s IT solution was selected because of its ability to support the company’s evolving requirements, including the need to further enhance the responsiveness of the IT service, and effectiveness and agility of the delivery model.

Stephen Cole, CIO, BAE Systems Submarines, said, “As we embarked on this critical programme for our Submarines business that will deliver improved agile digital services, world-class service transformation and orchestration capabilities underpinned by very strong references were essential in our selection process. We are confident that Capgemini met these requirements and is the right partner for us. The team really understands where we are trying to get to as a business and its collaborative approach alongside its commitment to developing skills in the local area were paramount to our decision.”

Paul Margetts, Managing Director, UK Business Unit at Capgemini, added, “We are delighted to expand upon our business relationship with BAE Systems. Having worked with the company over the past four years, we have seen the tremendous opportunities for change that this programme presents and are hugely excited to be part of the journey at BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines, to help the company make a step change and satisfy new business requirements. We also look forward to increasing our involvement with the local North West community and Barrow in particular.”