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. In December 2005 Innovene was bought by Ineos, a major player in the Chemicals and Refining market. CAS has provided the following services beginning in January 2005, continuing through 2006:

  • 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