Press release:
Ferranti announces important customer wins

Antwerp, Belgium. Ferranti Computer Systems, creator of the MECOMS™ solution for energy and utility companies, is proud to announce three important customer wins. These demonstrate the success of Ferranti’s recent investments in its maturing partner network.


Varde Forsyning - Denmark
Varde Forsyning awarded a contract to Logica Denmark to implement Ferranti’s brand new MECOMS™ 2012 product, based on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Varde Forsyning is a group of independent utilities, providing water, heat and waste-management services to the community of Varde, Denmark. The new system will be used to simultaneously manage the business processes of several commodities. The simplicity of Dynamics AX, as well as the flexibility and local fit of the MECOMS™ product were major factors in the decision.

Logica Denmark is a certified MECOMS™ Partner with in-depth utility expertise. The solution will cover the areas of Customer Care and Billing, Meter Data Management and Operations (Asset Management), as well as general ERP functionality. Implementation is due to start this fall.

Jusco - India
Ferranti, in tandem with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has commenced MECOMS™ implementation in the historic south India city of Mysore.

Jamshedpur Utilities & Services Company (JUSCO), on behalf of Mysore City Corporation, is managing the water distribution for the city of Mysore and TCS is the JUSCO’s system integrator for designing, developing and deploying IT solutions for its water distribution in Mysore.

JUSCO is part of the prestigious business conglomerate "The Tata Group" which commands a turnover of 50.5 Billion Euro. It runs safe, efficient and customer focussed operations, and aims to be a trend setter and role model for other utilities.

MECOMS™ will be deployed to manage CRM, Billing, Collection and Metering applications. MECOMS™ will enable JUSCO to achieve their ambitious mission to be a leading service provider of best-quality infrastructure and utility services through IT applications.

Tuas Power Utilities - Singapore
NCS Pte Ltd, Ferranti’s partner in Singapore, has signed an agreement with Tuas Power Utilities to deliver an end-to-end customer service and payment system, using MECOMS™, for the upcoming Tembusu Multi-Utilities Complex.

The Tembusu Multi-Utilities Complex comprises a state-of-the-art Biomass-Clean Coal (BMCC) cogeneration plant, a desalination plant and a wastewater treatment plant, and other supporting facilities.

The one-year utilities systems management project undertaken by NCS and Ferranti is part of the continuing efforts of Tuas Power Utilities to enable business and operational efficiency for their customers. From meter data  management to billing settlement, from utility demand forecast to fuel management and analytics; and a host of value-added services including customer self-servicing, the new processes and systems will give Tuas Power an edge in terms of customer service and product differentiation. 

A team of Ferranti utility domain experts, together with NCS consultants who are trained by Ferranti, are leading the design and implementation at Tuas Power Utilities. NCS’ investment of resources and capabilities in the Tembusu project underscores the company’s commitment to the utilities industry.


About Ferranti Computer Systems N.V. and MECOMS™
Ferranti, a member of the Nijkerk Group, was founded in 1976 in Antwerp, Belgium focusing on the Energy & Utility industry with MECOMS™.

Complementary to the development and marketing of MECOMS™, Ferranti Computer Systems offers a wide array of associated business and IT consultancy to support its end-users and partners.

MECOMS™ development originated in 1994, and in 2005 the first generation based on Microsoft Dynamics AX was introduced. MECOMS™ has since been implemented in more than 40 utilities around the world.

Ferranti has a Global strategic relationship with Microsoft serving product development, and marketing of the next generation Business Application for the Smart Utility. MECOMS™ complies with the Microsoft SERA architecture for Smart Grid solutions.

The MECOMS™ platform can handle up to 25 million invoices monthly and addresses all commodities and roles of the Smart Utility.  It is currently being marketed in Europe, Middle East, Asia and India

The Nijkerk Group is a privately held Industrial Information Technology founded in 1959 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with operations in Europe, India, and USA. It employs 385 people and registered record revenues of US $ 120.3 million in 2010. The Nijkerk Group is 100% equity funded. Ferranti is a member of the Nijkerk Group since 1994. Other members of the Group are: Nijkerk Electronics, Nijkerk Computer Systems, Vosko Networking and Vosko Communications.

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Contact
Ferranti Computer Systems N.V.
Mr Geert Janssen
Director Sales
DID: +32 3 540.49.11
Mobile: +32477754338
geert.janssen@ferranti.be