GRTgaz owns and operates the GDF Suez gas transportation network in France. The contract for the project is secured until 2013.
Telvent’s OASyS Dynamic Network of Applications (DNA) is a highly distributed real-time platform that seamlessly integrates all of a company’s tools under a single umbrella of centralised, standardised hardware and software. Its open architecture, combined with a uniform, intuitive interface, will provide GRTgaz with vital, real-time information for greater security, reliability, innovation, flexibility and responsiveness.
With increasing gas consumption in Europe, secure infrastructures like those provided by OASyS DNA are significant to ensure a reliable gas supply to millions of people. This is critical as GRTgaz’s gas transportation network is Europe’s largest — spanning 32,000 km in France alone and transporting nearly 68 Bcm of gas annually. The network is also comprised of 25 compressor stations, eight interconnections with other enterprises’ networks, and 4,600 delivery points — including 900 industrial customers.
OASyS DNA is in alignment within Europe’s developing internal natural gas market. Since free competition requires access to gas infrastructures, operators play a crucial role in building the market by reinforcing and diversifying supply sources. The selection of OASyS DNA is part of GRTgaz’s pursuit of the development of this network, and its goal to harmonise with the rules and practices that facilitate the interconnection of European networks.Article continues below…
Telvent Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ignacio Gonzalez said “GRTgaz wanted a new IT infrastructure, including different systems with a best-of-breed approach. OASyS DNA, thanks to its proven ability to successfully cope with big networks, its modular approach, its range of gas-focused applications, and its ability to integrate with large cutting-edge IT platforms and third-party applications, makes it the choice of GRTgaz. It will make it easy for the organisation to evolve and maintain platforms.”