Fuel pipeline rupture in New Zealand causes jet fuel crisis

beforeUdig NZ is owned and operated by PelicanCorp Pty Ltd. The following article was published in the December 2017 edition of the US Damage Prevention Professional Magazine, written by the beforeUdig Country Manager Phil Cornforth. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and the main gateway for air travellers. More than five million international passengers arrived through Auckland Airport in the twelve months prior to August, 2017.

The importance of critical infrastructure protection was recently highlighted by a major incident 140 kilometres north of Auckland which stopped the flow of fuel.

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PelicanCorp re-aligns to better service Australian market

Here at PelicanCorp our clients are the core of everything we do. In order to better serve the national market and address the changing needs of our Australian client base, we have recently made some changes within our Business Services team. We have re-aligned the territories of the team, which has ensured we are now able to provide a greater level of service across the needs of our growing client base.

Find out below who to call in your region.

Sid Munivelu – NSW/ACT & SA
Tel: +61 (0) 409 779 435
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Alison O’Connor – VIC & TAS
Tel: +61 (0) 499 699 603
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John Lockton – QLD/NT & WA
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PelicanCorp gain pre-approval supplier status with Local Buy

PelicanCorp is pleased to announce that it has gained pre-approval supplier status on the Local Buy BUS243-113 Council Business System panel contract. This panel allows public serving institutions, including but not limited to local, state and federal government, to purchase from the panel without having to go through lengthy and costly tender procurement processes. Instead they can simply request a quote and then raise a purchase order referencing the panel contract. Local Buy is Queensland based, but allows purchases to be made by organisations from across all of Australia.

PelicanCorp has a suite of solutions available via the panel contract. These include TicketAccess, PermitAccess, OneCallAccess API, PlanAccess and WorksAccess.

For further information about Local Buy please go to http://www.localbuy.net.au/. If you have questions for PelicanCorp please visit our website at www.pelicancorp.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PelicanCorp provides software and services to Utilities, Asset owners and the Before You Dig/One Call industry specifically for the ‘Protection of Essential Infrastructure’. Our team has extensive experience working with Utilities, Before You Dig, One Call services and Local Authorities in helping provide efficient end to end software solutions to increase awareness, improve information exchange and to re-engineer processes delivering day to day benefits to the industry as a whole.

Our unique technology platforms are developed through extensive industry knowledge and market experience. We have customers around the world using our platforms, and we use our own PelicanCorp Enterprise (PCE) platform of products to deliver its own services; such as hosted and on-premise Before You Dig ticket and response management systems.

About Local Buy

Local Buy is a Queensland Government initiative that was established by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) to provide value added procurement services to councils and government entities and to aggregate the purchasing power of local government. A contract established by Local Buy enables councils or other government entities to purchase goods and services from Local Buy contracted suppliers without having to seek tenders or quotes. Local Buy is required by the Local Government Act 2009 to conduct an open tender process to establish these contracts.

Local Buy has also established more than 40 pre-qualified supplier arrangements for Councils since 2012. This effectively means that Councils can access a range of goods and services through a quotation rather than a tender process, saving time and money. These arrangements also provide suppliers an opportunity to partner and engage with Local Government entities through one centralised source.

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Kylie Solum

Tel: +61 (0) 400 753 734

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PelicanCorp welcomes new Senior Vice President, North American Sales

We are pleased to announce that Jay Powell has joined the PelicanCorp team in the role of Senior Vice President of North American Sales across the United States and Canada region. With full responsibility for the leadership and development of PelicanCorp’s North American business, Jay will play a key role in meeting the company’s ambitious growth goals as well as building on the businesses excellent reputation for service and delivery to our clients. This is an exciting development to strengthen the PelicanCorp offering across the North American market space.

Jay brings over 25 years of international leadership in Enterprise Software involving SaaS, Big Data, Analytics, Digital Marketing and Telecommunications. Jay has led businesses that have contributed to over $4.5B in cumulative shareholder value from multiple acquisitions involving EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific. Most recently Jay served as SVP Global Sales for Tensai Networks K.K. leading their expansion into the North American market and has held leadership positions with Qlik, Adobe and IBM.

PelicanCorp CEO, Duane Rodgers comments “We are thrilled that Jay is joining the team during this time of growth across North America. He brings with him a significant amount of sales experience and leadership qualities that will positively impact and support our growth strategy for the region. Jay brings with him strong knowledge and experience which will be vital as we continue our plans to grow and develop on our excellent reputation for delivering outstanding software and services within the global One Call and damage prevention industry”.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining the team at PelicanCorp and I really welcome the challenge of leading the sales team and working to support the growth across the North American market space. The One Call software and services platform PelicanCorp provides is the global leader within the damage prevention and asset protection industry for North America and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the revolutionary shift across the region” said Jay.

PelicanCorp and Civil Contractors Federation Australia join forces in partnership alliance.

PelicanCorp are excited to announce a strategic partnership alliance with the Civil Contractors Federation Australia (CCFA) to support the mutual efforts of promoting safer civil construction worksites across Australia. The alliance will provide both PelicanCorp and the CCFA the opportunity to communicate with over 2000 members within the civil construction industry, showcasing industry best practice and methods to work safer within the damage prevention and protection of essential infrastructure space.

“PelicanCorp have always been a great supporter of the CCFA and their efforts to be the voice of the civil construction sector. This partnership will leverage both organisations respective strengths in industry knowledge and complementary services ensuring safer worksites across the country” said Duane Rodgers, PelicanCorp CEO.

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PelicanCorp welcomes new Sales Director to the EMEA region

We are pleased to announce Jan-Willem Nijman has joined the PelicanCorp team in the role of Sales Director for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. In an exciting venture to further the PelicanCorp global expansion, Jan-Willem will assume overall responsibility for managing the EMEA market and developing the offering to suit the emerging market needs.

Jan-Willem joins the business with more than 30 years of sales and channel management experience within several vertical industry segments, such as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Process Industry and Infrastructure. He most recently held the role of Vice President Industry Netherlands at Schneider Electric. Before Schneider, Jan-Willem worked for Citect responsible for the European Business.

“As the only global One Call provider, PelicanCorp is excited to be focused on the EMEA emerging markets space and take our international experience further. PelicanCorp continues to grow with an excellent reputation for delivering great software and services and are experience a very positive reception internationally, challenging the traditional ideas within the industry” said Duane Rodgers, CEO PelicanCorp.

Jan-Willem, native to Netherlands, who now calls Amsterdam home, added “EMEA holds an enormous opportunity in the protection for underground assets and infrastructure. The beforeUdig Service offer with solid references around the globe can be leveraged by Telecom, Utility owners and community Government authorities in Europe. This will protect their assets against damage due to excavation whilst optimising their operations at the same time".

“We welcome Jan-Willem to the PelicanCorp team and look forward to his insight and industry knowledge across the damage prevention space in EMEA” said Duane.

Chorus: “The Sharp End of Damaging Vital Buried Infrastructure”

beforeUdig NZ is owned and operated by PelicanCorp (NZ) Ltd. Chorus, a long-time member of the beforeUdig NZ service, are New Zealand’s largest Telecommunications infrastructure company.

Rob Ruiter, National Lead for Network Protection at Chorus, spoke to beforeUdig/PelicanCorp about the dangers of not using the service and how NOT getting “Network Protection” right greatly disrupts the everyday lives of New Zealanders.

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PelicanCorp customer wins 2016 GITA ANZ DBYD High Performance Award!

For the past 10 years, The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) have been awarding the Dial Before You Dig High Performance Award to recognise high performance results by member companies to DBYD enquiries.

Introduced in 2007, the award is made on the basis of results from a competition conducted anonymously by GITA which compares the responses of a member company to a set of enquiries.

The PelicanCorp TicketAccess automation solution has been paramount in providing high quality and quick speed responses to DBYD enquiries, and during it’s time 7 of the GITA High Performance Award winners have been utilising TicketAccess.

These responses are judged on the basis of speed of response, quality of response, availability, accuracy and quality of material provided to the enquirer. The assessment involved DBYD responses from companies that are GITA members and also part of the national DBYD system (which includes most of the major utilities in Australia).

A big congratulations to this year’s winner Unity Water, and to runners up - Western Power and ActewAGL, also both users of the PelicanCorp solution.
Past Winners of the GITA ANZ - Dial Before You Dig High Performance Award:
2016 - Unity Water
2015 - ActewAGL
2014 - Energex & Essential Energy
2013 - Energex
2012 - Essential Energy
2011 - APA Group
2010 - Water Corporation WA & Telstra
2009 - Energy Australia
2008 - Sydney Water
2007 - Western Power

LinesearchbeforeUdig takes home the 2016 NJUG Award


Press Release

LinesearchbeforeUdig (LSBUD), the UK’s free to use online search service, powered by PelicanCorp's OneCallAccess product, and provides utility asset information, have been awarded the 2016 NJUG ‘Avoiding Damage to Underground Assets’ Award at the prestigious National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) event held on the 16th November at the House of Commons.

The award category called for organisations who are taking all reasonable steps to ensure damage to underground assets is avoided. The LSBUD submission “Increasing the accessibility and visibility of buried services through a single portal” highlighted the free to use online portal that allows any individual to check their site for the location of assets owned by over 50 members. The service helps prevent damage and disruption to the UK pipe and cable networks, processing over 1.6 million enquiries per annum. The LinesearchbeforeUdig service fully supports and demonstrates the ‘NJUG Vision for Street Works’, providing excellence in the delivery of street works.

PelicanCorp CEO Duane Rodgers said:“This achievement really highlights the excellent service LinesearchbeforeUdig is providing to ensure the underground assets of the UK are protected. Congratulations to the team on the deserving win”.

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DBYD Australia visits New Zealand

PelicanCorp NZ Ltd recently hosted NSW/ACT Dial Before You Dig board members whom were on a fact finding mission to see how the industry operates within NZ. Electrix Ltd whom are the maintenance contractor for Vector Gas were kind enough to demonstrate the catastrophe that may occur should a damaged medium pressure gas pipe ignite. The resulting ignition saw flames shooting out the side of the pipe for up to 5 metres, anyone within the proximity would have experienced severe burns.

About PelicanCorp

PelicanCorp is a niche provider of software and services to Utilities, Asset owners and to the Before You Dig industry specifically for the 'Protection of Essential Infrastructure'.

Address: Level 2, 600 Victoria Street, Richmond 3121, VIC, AU

Phone: +61 3 8413 5200

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