Bord Gáis Networks (Bord Gáis), a leading Irish energy provider, builds, operates, and maintains transmission and distribution networks that deliver gas to more than 600,000 industrial, commercial, and residential customers. It manages and maintains 13,400 kilometers of gas pipelines and two subsea interconnectors. It also carries out new gas connections and work on service pipes and meters on behalf of all gas suppliers in Ireland. In addition, Bord Gáis Networks manages a full, 24-hour emergency response service, handling almost 20,000 call-outs each year.
Bord Gáis outsources many of the activities associated with the maintenance and repair of its pipeline network. To ensure that work is completed on time, the company needed to update its workforce management software. Bord Gáis Networks used Oracle Fusion Middleware to ensure seamless transfer of messages between the heterogeneous systems that it uses to manage and maintain its gas network infrastructure. It now completes transactions 15% faster than using legacy file transfer protocol (FTP) connections, can build enhancements and features 25% faster, and it has lowered IT development costs by 40%.
Bord Gáis Networks designed, tested, and deployed its corporate middleware platform in 12 months and rolled out the solution in a single, controlled release to 500 end users to achieve maximum benefit.