Capula, provider of advanced system integration, has launched a new consultancy service to accelerate the digitalisation and decarbonisation of the energy industry.
The wrap-around proposition brings together business, digital and technical expertise to support the digital transformation in utilities, nuclear and power sectors and to grasp the opportunities of connected technologies, data and the cloud.
In announcing the consultancy, Capula cites how its Pentagon Approach has adapted IT methodologies to OT change programmes to design a five-step process to ensure the right first-time delivery of solutions which support business strategy and digital transformation.
Additionally, the consultancy will adopt current and emerging technologies like Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) which will give clients access to vast amounts of valuable industrial data for increasing efficiencies across power and energy plants and networks.
Commenting on the launch of the new service, Simon Coombs, managing director of Capula, said: “Our new consultancy leverages 50 years of know-how in operational technology and IT expertise to set a new gold standard in the delivery of OT/IT integration, underpinned by cybersecurity and aligned with sustainability goals.
“We are building technology bridges between technology, data, people and processes to make digital happen, helping industry embrace interconnectivity to make the most of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and prepare for the Fifth.”
The consultancy service will be led by Neil White, an experienced software engineer and business manager. He will be supported by a team of digitalisation specialists backed up by more than 320 automation control and IT engineers.
As a specialist in operational technology (OT) and the convergence of OT with IT, Capula’s service is designed to fast-track the planning, delivery and operation of OT and OT/IT programmes to be high-value, low-risk, outcome-focused, data-driven and scalable solutions.
The UK government estimates that by 2050, improved energy system flexibility through digitalisation could reduce the overall UK energy system costs by up to £10 billion ($12.6 billion) annually and create up to 24,000 jobs.