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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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.

beforeUdig Members Seminar 2015

beforeUdig Members Seminar 2015

One of our ongoing commitments to our Members is to organise regular meetings with our beforeUdig service Members.
During September we ran seminars; on topics that covered 1) new market initiatives in ticket automation; 2) permitting processes and 3) works co-ordination. This was a great opportunity to discuss the Members suggestions and feedback on the service with other users and key PelicanCorp staff.
We are aiming at running such meetings twice a year and our next beforeUdig Member Conference will take place in March 2016. The email will be sent out with more details regarding our upcoming member meetup closer to the date.
If you have any suggestions our would like to ask our members forum any questions send Contact Phil Cornforth with an email outling your query.

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

Unitywater wins 2016 annual DBYD award with PelicanCorp

Challenge
Following establishment on 1 July 2010, Unitywater was faced with the challenge of manually responding to around 100 Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) enquiries per day.

Solution
As members of the national DBYD service Unitywater opted for PelicanCorp’s TicketAccess solution, providing them with the single automated platform to manage the process of responding to requests.

Outcome 
Unitywater have efficiently automated their DBYD response service through the use of TicketAccess. It was awarded winners of the prestigious 2016 GITA ANZ DBYD High Performance Award for their speed, accuracy and quality of responses to all DBYD enquiries.

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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”.

To read the Press Release click here...

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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