FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, March 23 /PRNewswire/ --
CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has signed a new information technology (IT) framework agreement with United Utilities, the largest operator of water and wastewater assets in the UK, serving approximately one in four people. The agreement has a base period of three years and two one-year options.
Under the terms of the framework, CSC has the opportunity to pursue contracts supporting United Utilities' IS Capital Programme 2008-2013. The contracts cover three service categories - infrastructure services, system integration and support for systems deployed.
United Utilities is delighted to have included CSC as an IT framework partner, said Martin Bradbury, chief information officer, United Utilities Group PLC. This relationship affords United Utilities the opportunity to work with a global IT provider with an established North West capability and presence.
We are very pleased to sign this agreement with United Utilities and have the opportunity to assist them in delivering this critical IT program, said Nick Wilson, president of CSC's Northern European operations. CSC's utilities industry expertise and experience developing innovative solutions for companies that provide the UK's essential services position us well for this role. Working with United Utilities also reinforces CSC's commitment to Britain's Energy Coast Masterplan and creating jobs in the Cumbria area.
For more information about Britain's Energy Coast Masterplan, visit www.britainsenergycoast.com.
About United Utilities
United Utilities is a FTSE-100 company and the largest listed water company in the UK, with 9,000-plus employees, and a turnover of more than 2 billion pounds Sterling. Its headquarters are in NW England where it looks after the water and wastewater needs of seven million customers, as well as providing major environmental and infrastructure investment for the region. The company is also the UK's market leader in operating and maintaining services and plants for other utilities' companies, including gas and electricity as well as water and wastewater. Such engineering and planning expertise and experience has led to a further range of contracts internationally, with United Utilities providing services to a total of 20 million people across Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the Philippines. The company has a strong corporate and social responsibility programme, investing 3 million pounds Sterling a year in community activities, and frequently setting the industry pace on carbon reduction measures.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions Services, Global Outsourcing Services and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of US$17.1 billion for the 12 months ended Jan. 2, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.
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