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16 June, 2021 - 14:30 By Tony Quested

IQGeo scoops biggest ever US government contract

Cambridge geospatial technology company IQGeo has won a major energy contract with a US government department – its largest ever such deal.

It has been chosen by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to support their electrical transmission line inspection process.

This new project will see the WAPA team using the IQGeo geospatial software in combination with its Inspection & Survey application. The software will be used by field teams conducting ground and aerial helicopter inspection patrols and vegetation surveys. 

WAPA is one of only four Power Marketing Administrations within the US Department of Energy whose role is to market and safely transmit electricity across the US. 

WAPA is responsible for a 15-state region of the central and western US, supporting a transmission system of more than 17,000 circuit miles from 57 clean, renewable hydropower plants. 

The IQGeo software will integrate with WAPA’s existing GIS and IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management software. IQGeo’s Inspection & Survey application will support workflows that enable field crews on the ground and in the air to rapidly complete field inspections that can be shared with office-based staff for inspection status reporting.

Richard Petti, CEO at IQGeo, said: “This exciting announcement with WAPA represents IQGeo’s largest contract win with a US federal government authority.

“WAPA’s selection of our software highlights the role our mobile-first and cloud-native technology can play in helping to secure the safe operation and reliable transmission of a critical US federal energy network. We look forward to a very long and productive relationship with the WAPA team.”

AIM-quoted IQGeo develops geospatial productivity and collaboration software for the telecoms and utility industries.

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