Mike Carter
Leading Drupal specialist signs deal to provide development, hosting and support services to international energy company Uniper

Ixis lands new energy sector contract

Digital agency Ixis has signed a deal to provide website development, hosting and support services for Germany-based energy company Uniper.

The deal, which will run for an initial three year period, with a potential extension period of two years, will see the North-West agency responsible for delivering a fully managed hosting service, infrastructure and application support and migration configuration support.

Uniper, a leading international energy company operating from Dusseldorf, Germany, was formed in 2016 when E.ON spun off major parts of its business, forming Uniper as a separate company. Uniper provides a reliable supply of energy and related services. Its main operations include power generation in Europe and Russia and global energy trading. Overall, Uniper operates in more than 40 countries.

The announcement follows a particularly strong quarter for Ixis, in which they have renewed contracts with nine of their key clients, including the British Council. It also strengthens Ixis’ reputation for delivering digital services in the energy sector, after the company recently signed a web development and hosting contract with the Energy Innovation Centre, and renewed their relationship with the National Skills academy for Nuclear. Uniper will be moving away from their existing site in Adobe CQ5 CMS, upgrading their website to Drupal 8, and consolidating some smaller subsidiaries onto the main corporate site. This will incorporate a web content management system, and new information architecture, which Ixis will be responsible for hosting and supporting once work is complete.

Sven Rudloff, VP Brand & Channel Management at Uniper said: “Ixis has a considerable track record of working with major enterprise clients and, owing to their specific expertise with Drupal, are the perfect fit when it comes to providing hosting and support for the new Uniper sites.”

Mike Carter, Director at Ixis said: “It’s great to be working with another client in the energy sector as they look to develop their web presence. Drupal 8 is a great platform to deliver Uniper’s objectives and we very much look forward to working closely with the team to deliver the functionality they need, and support their digital strategy”.

The announcement also follows confirmation of Ixis as a partner of the UK government’s Northern Powerhouse Programme, which aims to bring together the great cities, towns and rural communities of the North of England and Wales through modern transport links, a new style of governance and increased investment.

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