Servelec signs up with energy giant for an emergency service

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Software firm Servelec Group has been signed up by EDF Energy to provide equipment for mobile response systems to be deployed in emergencies.

Following the Fukushima incident in Japan, EDF Energy said it has undertaken a rigorous assessment of its UK nuclear power stations to counter a similar disaster.

Sheffield-based Servelec has signed a sub-contract agreement with Thales UK to provide the control/monitoring sub-set of equipment.

EDF Energy operates eight nuclear power stations with a combined capacity of over nine million megawatts.

It is one of the UK’s largest energy companies, supplying electricity and gas to around 5.5 million homes.

Thales Group is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of electronics with over 7,500 UK employees.

It selected Servelec because of its long-term client relationship with EDF over the past 30 years.

Earlier this month, Servelec reported healthy trading at its​ ​healthcare division and said it is trad​ing​ in line with market expectations.

The ​firm said ​it has been nominated as preferred bidder on the majority of the projects which have been announced across the North of England, London and the South of England.​​ The group said it is investing​ in ​its ​products and ​is​ seeing positive signs of early adoption of​​ ​its health software ​RiO v7​, ​which will be going live during the third quarter of this year.

​A​​lan Stubbs, CEO of Servelec Group, said: “W​e are confident that our best-in-class products combined with our very strong market position means the healthcare business will continue the positive momentum.“​

The group said its automation business ​is trading in line with market expectations.

​“​There has been a slight delay with a small number of the large ​o​il ​and gas and ​p​ower capital projects with which we are involved, but those orders are still expected to come through in this financial year,” said Mr Stubbs. ​

“These delays are being offset by further consultancy work and a strong performance from Servelec Technologies.”