EMCOR UK Successfully Completes Operations and Equipment Room Installation for NATS, the UK's Leading Provider of Air Traffic Control Services
–Project is First of Nine Milestones
on NATS’ Journey to Transforming
How It Manages Air Traffic–
EMCOR UK is delighted to announce it has successfully completed the installation of a temporary operations and equipment room for long-standing customer NATS (formerly National Air Traffic Services) at their Swanwick control centre in Hampshire. This represents the first of nine milestones on NATS’ journey towards completely overhauling its technology infrastructure and how it manages air traffic in the UK. The move paves the way for the creation of a new single combined operations room at Swanwick by 2019.
As part of the nine-month assignment, EMCOR UK provided the design, build and installation of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure along with an integrated data network solution. This included moving over 27 operational systems to a new part of the building, with no effect on day to day operations. Working 24/7, with up to 50 engineers in the room during peak times, EMCOR UK was able to complete the installation before the set deadline, thereby ensuring that NATS’ next milestone could go ahead as planned.
Jem Dunn, General Manager – London Area Control, NATS, said: “Our success has been massively dependent on our suppliers being able to deliver to their commitments and I am pleased to be able to report that they have done that in style. Of particular note has been the EMCOR UK work, which has been a constant throughout, not only in the operational space and equipment, but also with the support accommodation.”
Christopher Kehoe, EMCOR UK's Group Executive Director, commented: "EMCOR UK is very proud to have completed this prestigious project for NATS on time and under budget. Due to the success of the assignment, we have already started designing critical infrastructure upgrades for their air traffic control centres in Swanwick and Prestwick, with the build phase targeted to start in April 2016."
EMCOR provides facilities management services for a diverse range of private and public sector organisations. For further information on EMCOR UK, please visit www.emcoruk.com or telephone 0845 600 230.