HCL Technologies (HCL), the IT services provider, today announced that it has signed a significant IT deal with the Norway based global energy company Statkraft. Statkraft is Europe’s leading generator of renewable energy and Norway’s largest. It is the third largest power producer in the Nordics. Statkraft produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. With this partnership, HCL will enable Statkraft to adopt market standard IT services globally in 18 countries, based on the principles of flexibility, automation and innovation.
The five-and-a-half-year deal, will see HCL provide end-to-end integrated infrastructure services by implementing a modern, flexible and scalable infrastructure solution, including datacentre, service desk, workplace, network and security services, application operations and cross functional services. By partnering with HCL, Statkraft will be able to focus on its core business and further develop its leading position in the fast-changing and growing energy market by implementing a modern, flexible and scalable infrastructure platform.
“We are dedicated to further developing our leading position as a provider of renewable energy”, said Johnny Langsrud, CIO and Senior Vice President IT at Statkraft. “Our partnership with HCL allows us to focus on our core business, while also making sure that our IT infrastructure processes are optimized for future success. HCL demonstrated a deep understanding of our business and future vision. The quality and technical competence of the HCL team, alongside their impressive list of successful engagements in the region were also important factors for us when selecting HCL as our preferred partner.”
“Statkraft is one of the leading players in the fast-growing renewable energy sector, and this contract is a fantastic endorsement of HCL’s Next Generation IT capabilities and Global Service Delivery model. Through our flexible and innovative approach, leveraging best-in-class automation capabilities that lie at the heart of HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 growth strategy, we are able to deliver end-to-end ITO services that make a real difference to our clients’ businesses globally.” said Pankaj Tagra, EVP, Nordic & DACH Business Head at HCL Technologies.