Sellafield deal for Teesside tech experts

Sellafield deal for Teesside tech experts

A Teesside business with a reputation spanning over 20 years has secured a major contract to provide software to the UK’s largest nuclear site.

Stokesley-based Opentree provides document management software for the steel, manufacturing, rail, oil and gas and energy sectors and is one of oldest businesses of its kind in the UK.

Opentree fought off competition from globally recognised companies to provide Sellafield in Cumbria with a unique software programme to transform its document management systems, which will be delivered in conjunction Newcastle-based Atlas Cloud.

Atlas Cloud delivers and manages virtual IT solutions allowing people to use applications from anywhere. The company specialises in delivering quality, complex applications in architecture, engineering and construction.

Together the two businesses are able to cohesively offer automation of document management processes to the highest industry accreditations for the secure delivery of construction projects.

Opentree was selected to provide its own electronic document management software (EDMS), Cabinet, which was developed in-house at Opentree and is used all over the world by the likes of Alstom, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, National Grid LNG Storage, Siemens and Tata Steel.

The software will allow Sellafield to manage its office documents, CAD models and drawings from creation to maintenance of the facility, following important industry standard. It also automates work in progress and business processes, while keeping a full audit trail allowing managers to easily monitor the progress of individual projects and maintain accurate, auditable records.

Andrew Frank, who took over sole ownership of Opentree in 2014, said: “The team at Opentree comprises highly-skilled engineers that have carefully developed state-of-the-art software to provide simple solutions for BIM teams and document controllers. Compared to some global competitors, we’re agile and able to be on-hand whenever we’re required.

“This is an incredibly interesting project for our team and one we hope to build on. The current project will include migrating data from older systems into Cabinet and linking to others. We have developed Cabinet so that it is simple to use, highly configurable to meet customers’ requirements and able to automate business processes while providing accurate records with a full audit and revision history for life time records.”

Pete Watson, chief executive officer at Atlas Cloud, said: “Opentree’s Cabinet is a very clever piece of software and has a quality customer base with an international footprint. Using Atlas Cloud is a huge benefit for a site as vast as Sellafield and where data security is of utmost importance as we are one of the most highly accredited in our field to deliver this.”

 

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