VPN, IT WAN and Voice Systems for Petrochemical Industry

Innovene was created as a separate corporate entity following the spin-off of BP’s chemicals facilities. With a turnover in excess of $9bn per annum, and 8,000 staff spread across 40 sites in Europe, U.S. and Asia, Innovene is the 4th largest global Chemicals company.

  • Request for Quotation development, evaluation and contract negotiation for a managed IT VPN Wide Area Network service to cover 36 sites, including network, security, remote access and VPN design
  • Scope of works definition and service level agreement development for vendor IT WAN services
  • Preparation and specification for witness testing of the core VPN network based on Internet tunnels (IPSec) with state of the art Cisco routers at each site
  • Project management over various sub-projects playing a leading role in the central IT project office to include:
    • consistent, full time attendance from pre-rollout through to completion
    • responsibility for control of budgets for all IT WAN and local desktop services rollout to all 8,000 staff
    • performing customer facing project management position for several site changeovers from Legacy to new IT WAN and desktop
  • Management of the telecoms novation project where all regional and site-based service contracts were novated/renegotiated to become an Innovene procured service, moving away from being shared with BP
  • Development of a corporate Voice strategy to include:
    • definition of current voice systems and services inventory across Europe and US
    • VoIP review and potential to utilise/leverage new IT WAN infrastructure
    • production of a Request for Information (RFI) sent out to several suppliers for providing a managed service
    • continued review of cost base, business case documentation and preparation for next phases for voice procurement