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Providing a new converged communication platform for the UK’s…

Providing a new converged communication platform for the UK’s largest electricity generator, British Energy

The Challenge

When British Energy, the UK’s largest electricity generator required a new communications platform at their Hunterston Nuclear Power Station to support multiple applications including video, data, IT, security and access control across their network, they turned to Tellemachus as their preferred outsourcing partner.

The Solution

Following consultations with the client to fully understand their requirements, Tellemachus undertook the design specification and implementation of a new converged communications platform capable of supporting multi-applications. This also included the project management of sub-contractors who undertook the structure cable installation, whereby new copper and fibre was installed throughout all locations as well as off-site to a pump station several miles away which was also part of the network.

Tellemachus personnel undertook the testing of the new system before handing the project back to the onsite support team. All aspects of the project were undertaken during the live day-to-day operations making the project even more so challenging.

The Benefits

  • Single consolidated communications platform running multiple applications
  • Economical savings made by maintaining one solution rather than disparate systems
  • Single platform allows for easier management – moves and changes can be performed more easily
  • Resilient and robust solution


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