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British Nuclear Plant Expands IT Network Through Tellemachus

British Nuclear Plant Expands IT Network Through Tellemachus

The Challenge

Sellafield Ltd a former BNFL company, responsible for nuclear processing, needed as part of the Thorp expansion project to undertake a major IT and communications infrastructure upgrade for a new management centre at their Sellafield plant. The upgrade to build a new desktop server and communications network infrastructure would also need to extend to their offices in Warrington and be undertaken in a short time frame spanning a twelve week period for the first phase of the project.

The Solution

Tellemachus personnel formed part of the core project team to design and implement a network and communications infrastructure for the Thorp project. This included a completely new PC desktop server, hardware and software architecture. The network was a managed and standard infrastructure with desk tops built and locked-down across the two sites providing a secure and robust system.

Tellemachus personnel undertook testing of the new system that included 1000 nodes on the first phase of the project before handing the project back to the onsite support team.

Following the successful completion of the first phase of the project, phase two was rolled-out to include an additional 1500 nodes.

The Benefits

  • Consolidated networked system with massively reduced running costs
  • Managed solution allowing for better control
  • Desktop support was significantly reduced
  • Locked-down and secure system
  • Resilient and robust


We realised the need for a tailored solution due to the challenging environment and set out to find a partner who could meet our requirements; to provide a highly versatile system utilising a range of technologies appropriate for each deployment, yet flexible enough to be controlled and monitored using one device.

After an exhaustive tender process, Tellemachus were the only supplier that could deliver exactly what we required. They were helpful and professional throughout the project. We now have a fully functioning personalised system which provides a reliable evidence gathering service to the Police, whilst providing the protection and support the members of our community deserve Technical Operations, Avon & Somerset Constabulary