Optilan, the globally renowned security and communication solutions company in the energy, infrastructure, pipeline, and rail sectors, is delighted to announce that it has won another major Network Rail contract, to deliver essential station system upgrades, as part of the Crossrail project. Optilan has already delivered communications and security systems to four other stations: Forest Gate, Goodmayes, Gidea Park, and Harold Wood. Station information and surveillance systems With this latest contract, Optilan will deliver station information and surveillance systems to improve safety, security, and communications at Maryland, Manor Park, Seven Kings, Chadwell Heath, and Brentwood and driver operated cameras at Shenfield station. The new systems will ensure passengers will have access to timely and vital information. With a strong portfolio in rail projects and a proven successful track record of working with Network Rail, Optilan is perfectly positioned to deliver on the contract. Rail travel has been singled out by the UK Government as a key area for infrastructure investment in recent years, with both Crossrail and High Speed 2 (HS2) progressing. This is considered a major area of growth for Optilan. Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme Optilan has successfully passed its Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) audit Optilan is also delighted to share that it has successfully passed its Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) audit, which ensures the Company is on track to achieve its strategic Rail Plan. By maintaining accreditation status and its principal contractors license with Network Rail, Optilan can work and bid directly with Network Rail and the wider rail community, in order to strengthen its partnership in the future. Crossrail projects Bill Bayliss, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Optilan, said “We are incredibly proud of our strong track record on rail projects, having delivered on Crossrail previously, as well as on the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).” Bill Bayliss adds, “We have earmarked rail as a key sector of growth as businesses and individuals alike look to reduce their car travel and gradually increase their use of more environmentally friendly modes of transport, such as rail.”
Optilan, the security and communications company for the energy, infrastructure, pipeline, and rail sectors, has been appointed by Limak to deliver communications and security systems on the Jubail - Riyadh Water Transmission System in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Optilan has been selected by Limak, the Principal Contractor for the state-run Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), which owns the water transmission system. Upon completion, it will be one of the largest water transmission systems in the world. Leak detection systems Optilan will support Limak in delivering this project by providing the necessary security and communications systems, which will ensure the safe and efficient operation of the water system. Optilan will define the basic layout, design and construction requirements Optilan will define the basic layout, design and construction requirements and guarantee performance, by providing key leak detection systems so that the two 88” pipes will be able to transport 1.2 million m³ of potable water per day, once implemented. Optilan will leverage its expertise in Critical National Infrastructure and precisely list the required key equipment, including the main data, and the necessary functions for the 412 km long twin pipeline. Leak detection systems Optilan will also provide Limak with a further range of services including: Design, documentation Project management Procurement Building cabinets LAN and WAN networks FAT Leak detection systems Third-party intrusion detection Testing and commissioning at site This is the latest in a series of international project wins for Optilan This is the latest in a series of international project wins for Optilan as it gears up for another year of strategic growth. In the last year, Optilan, which is backed by private equity firm Bluewater, has secured contracts within critical infrastructure, rail, and renewables sectors that span from the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Critical infrastructure projects Optilan has been appointed by Limak on the basis of its proven expertise and its successful track record of delivering high profile critical infrastructure projects, globally. Bill Bayliss, CEO of Optilan, says: “We’re delighted to announce we’ll be supporting Limak on the state-owned Jubail - Riyadh Water Transmission System. As we ramp up for another year of growth, we’re committed to demonstrating our communications security Critical National Infrastructure expertise globally.” “We’re proud that our strong success record led Limak to appoint Optilan for, what will be, one of the world’s largest water systems. With this project in our portfolio of work, we’re on track to successfully achieve our key strategic aims, and continue on with our global expansion.”
Optilan, the security, and communications company for the energy, infrastructure, pipeline, and rail sectors have appointed Adrian Bannister as Chief Financial Officer to its Executive Management Team. Adrian brings over 25 years of experience in Chief Financial Officer roles and was most notably involved in the buyout of the Sparrows Offshore team in 2000. Adrian has worked exclusively for high-growth and entrepreneurial, private-equity-backed companies ever since then. Adrian was most recently CFO at Ardyne, the energy technology business that drives cutting-edge innovation for onshore and offshore well management. Prior to Ardyne, Adrian held a series of similar strategic executive roles across a variety of Oilfield Services businesses, making him an ideal addition to Optilan’s team. In these roles, Adrian helped both established businesses and new start-ups meet and exceed their growth targets, as well as drive international expansion. Technological and Strategic Expertise Adrian will help define, shape, and execute the company’s domestic and international growth strategies. Additionally, Adrian also held a non-executive position for six years at Cortez Subsea, a pipeline business. With his combined energy and technology expertise, Adrian is perfectly placed to help spearhead Optilan’s future growth strategy in key energy and infrastructure sectors. Adrian will bring his successful track record of growing businesses and his wealth of financial knowledge and industry experience to Optilan, in order to help define, shape, and execute the company’s domestic and international growth strategies. Adrian graduated from RGU with a Degree in Business Studies and then joined EY in Aberdeen where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988. Following a period working in the profession supporting a variety of industries across the UK, he returned from London and moved into industry. Adding value to the business Adrian is also a Governor of the reputable Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University, which is currently a Scottish university of the year and a UK business school of the year. Optilan boasts an impressive history of staying at the very forefront of technology" Bill Bayliss, CEO of Optilan, adds, “Adrian has invaluable experience in private equity and helping tech-focused industrial businesses achieve, manage and sustain long-term growth.” “Adrian knows the energy sector like the back of his hand and has helped PE-backed, high-growth companies just like us navigate the industry. He’s therefore perfectly positioned to lead the company as we evolve our offering across a variety of nationally and internationally critical industries.” Safety-critical systems Adrian, Chief Financial Officer of Optilan, says, “I am very proud to join Optilan as Chief Financial Officer. Optilan boasts an impressive history of staying at the very forefront of technology to deliver security-critical and safety-critical systems across nationally and internationally-critical projects.” “I am particularly excited about the company’s growth plans, helping clients use the very latest technology to drive efficiency and optimize their systems in a cost-effective way.”
Optilan, the pioneering security and communications company for the energy, infrastructure, pipeline, and rail sectors, announces that it has been contracted to supply telecommunications and security services for the Seagreen Wind Farm project. Optilan will supply telecoms services, including the provision of integrated telecoms and CCTV solutions, for both the offshore and onshore elements of the wind farm project. The contract has been awarded by Linxon, the joint venture between ABB and SNC-Lavalin, who are supporting Petrofac on the delivery of substations for the project. The £3bn Seagreen offshore wind farm is situated approximately 90km from the Angus coastline. Upon completion, the site will become one of the largest operating wind farms, with approximately 114 wind turbines being installed. Renewable energy Winning the tender boosts our engineering portfolio and allows us to showcase our ‘green’ capabilities once more Bill Bayliss, CEO of Optilan, continues: “The project was won by our teams in the UK and the Middle East, who worked extremely closely to deliver a thorough and detailed proposition. Winning the tender boosts our engineering portfolio and allows us to showcase our ‘green’ capabilities once more. We’ve had an enviable last quarter with numerous contract and tender wins across a wide range of sectors as part of our energy transition strategy. As the world begins to ‘open up’ again this year, we hope to build on our recent successes.” “Renewable energy, as with all nascent technologies, brings with it challenges and evolving security risks that need to be addressed from the outset. We’re perfectly placed to help the industry combat and overcome these.” Critical national infrastructure With over 20 years’ experience in transmission and distribution in the UK, Optilan will bring in-depth knowledge and understanding of onshore substation design to this high-profile offshore wind project. Optilan is a global company with renowned expertise in delivering large-scale projects in sectors such as energy, telecommunications, rail, pipeline monitoring systems, and critical national infrastructure. The offshore wind industry will be integral to the UK’s energy system by as soon as 2030, with the UK planning to generate 40GW from offshore wind farms by this date (According to GOV UK). This Seagreen contract win represents a pioneering project in the offshore wind industry for Optilan. Optilan provides communications, information, and safety and security management systems for offshore and onshore renewable developments, with resilience as a core feature.