pixel

Scira Offshore Energy

Scira Offshore Energy is a joint venture company owned by Equinor, Green Investment Group and Equitix.

Scira is creating a major new source of sustainable energy – the Sheringham Shoal 317MW offshore wind farm. Comprising 88 wind turbines and generating around 1.1TWh of green energy per annum, the wind farm will produce enough electricity to power 220,000 homes.

The wind farm is located between 17 and 23 kilometres off the coast of north Norfolk. Its onshore bases are its harbour facilities at Wells, its administration base at Egmere and a substation at Cawston.

Find out more: www.scira.co.uk

Play Button

 

The requirement

Scira needed a robust, high-reliability, highly connected network in an area of Norfolk that had very limited connectivity and bandwidth.

The network was required to carry critical offshore VHF/UHF communications traffic, CCTV signals, telecoms, weather and energy data, in addition to providing desktop services to some 70 users.

The required network would link offshore substations with the marine base, the admin centre, remote data centres and energy traders in London. In effect, the requirement was to provide a network to manage the entire system and provide production data to the energy market in London.

The solution

We had a very short time frame of five months with a fixed end date to complete the project, including managing BT to install many kilometres of fibre across North Norfolk and deploy their IP Clear product on schedule.

In that time, we designed and installed a fully managed resilient wide area network with dual connectivity using Cisco routers. This is used to facilitate a private cloud environment with corporate WI-FI network allowing access to the plant control systems which receives data from the wind farm. We used our own staff throughout to ensure delivery.

We also carried out numerous desktop installations featuring an enterprise class software suite comprising Microsoft applications including Microsoft Office, Lync, Sharepoint and Exchange with our own antispam, antivirus and managed firewalls. The private cloud is hosted on virtualised servers within our high-availability cluster located in our dual Norwich data centres for security.

We are now managing all IT functions reporting directly to Scira’s General Manager.


Client case studies

Offshore Energy IT

Scira Offshore Energy

This major project challenged us to provide a fully managed network for a new offshore wind farm.

Read more
Solicitor IT

Belmores Solicitors

We organised the relocation of Belmores' IT, as well as merging the data from both sites into a single unified system.

Read more
Estate & Letting Agent IT

Brown & Co

We have enhanced Brown & Co's network with a range of hosted and local solutions in order to perform as one efficient and connected unit.

Read more

Latest News

1 May

How easy is it to switch IT provider?

Switching your IT provider can sound daunting, stressful and have a negative impact on your business if not dealt with professionally. Don't worry, with Computer Service Centre, it’s as easy as 1,2,3. Discover how easy it can be when you follow the t…

Read more
27 Apr

Why the public cloud can be a little foggy…

All businesses need IT infrastructure, whether it’s public, private or enterprise. However, it can be hard to find the right solution for your services or workload – precisely because infrastructure is everywhere, and has become almost ‘invisible’. I…

Read more
23 Apr

Five healthy IT security habits it’s worth getting into

IT security may sound daunting, but it really comes down to sticking to good habits. Here are our five top tips to keep your IT security in good shape.

Build up your password strength

At one time or another, we’ve all used ‘that one’ password acros…

Read more
20 Apr

Cloud telephony

The coronavirus crisis is putting organisations of all kinds under huge pressure. Here at Computer Service Centre, we are regularly asked questions about telephony, and the options for maintaining solid communication channels with customers, supplier…

Read more
16 Apr

A new wave of phishing during COVID-19

You’ve probably already received a text message from the government advising you to stay home and linking to the gov.uk website for more information. Many of us would visit that link without a second thought, just to find out more. But some cybercrim…

Read more
8 Apr

Why choose us for IT support?

At Computer Service Centre, we all live and breathe IT – right through to managers and directors. We really care about helping our customers get the most from technology. Our ambition is to become your outsourced IT department, working with you just …

Read more
2020

Celebrating 23 years of innovation.

#IT_Since_1997

Manage Cookies