Bangalore, 22nd October, 2009 :
First of its kind JV structured around 10-years Total Outsourcing Engagement in the Airports space
Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) and IT major Wipro, today announced a 10 year total outsourcing agreement to provide world class IT Infrastructure and Services for Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), New Delhi.
This partnership assumes significance as IGI airport’s new integrated terminal (T3) will be the gateway for the Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in New Delhi. Terminal 3 at IGIA will be one of the largest airport terminals in the world .
Information Technology is a key driver for critical airport operations including Flight management, terminal management, ground handling and property management. The total outsourcing engagement will deliver business IT alignment for DIAL by combining leading airport solutions with Wipro’s strong practices of governance, process excellence and integrated service delivery. Wipro is responsible for complete IT management in T3 for 10 years and will deliver seamless and highly available Airport IT operations. The scope includes airport specific applications, data centre, networks, security and surveillance systems and end user systems. Additionally Wipro will be responsible for managing a host of intelligent systems including building management systems, access control, public address, and telephony. For passengers, this engagement will deliver superior customer experience and for airlines, it will deliver fast efficient systems which enable quicker turnaround times.
The parties signed an agreement to form a joint venture which would be named Wipro Airport IT Services Limited. Wipro would hold 74% in the JV and DIAL will hold 26% stake .The agreement was signed by Mr. PS Nair, CEO, DIAL and Mr. Anand Sankaran, Senior Vice-President and Business Head, India and Middle East, Wipro. The JV would be the innovation partner for DIAL and will focus on emerging business models and technologies for airports. It will also build competencies in airport specific applications. Also present on the occasion were Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi, Chairman Airports, GMR Group, and Mr. Suresh Vaswani, Jt.CEO & member of the Board, Wipro Ltd.
“Our vision is to make the IGI Airport a Global showcase and IT will be a significant Business Driver. We are delighted to have a strong partner like Wipro with proven capabilities in delivering superior business value as our partner in realizing that vision for us” said Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi, Chairman Airports, GMR Group. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Suresh Vaswani, Jt.CEO & member of the board, Wipro said “ Airports and aviation industry in India require a massive infusion of IT and this unique partnership will create new industry standards in modern airport management based on world class IT and business processes powered by innovation”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr PS Nair, CEO, DIAL said “Our vision is geared towards providing a future-proof strategy to become one of the top airport operators globally. Wipro’s proven expertise in managing large IT enabled environments coupled with a vibrant innovation culture will be the core driver of this joint venture.”
Mr Anand Sankaran, Senior Vice President and Business Head-India & Middle East, Wipro, said:” We are honored to be part of this prestigious project. We plan to deploy IT systems and services that are extremely robust, scalable and flexible, and in keeping with global best practices in airport management. Our aim is to enable transformation of airport operations to bring in enhanced efficiency and customer satisfaction.”
This partnership was decided as an outcome of a global competitive bidding process which attracted several global and Indian IT majors. In a keenly contested deal Wipro emerged as the preferred partner for the outsourcing deal spanning 10 years.
Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd (DIAL) is a joint venture company; comprising the Bangalore headquartered global Infrastructure major GMR Group with a significant pan-India and International presence, Airports Authority of India, Fraport and Malaysian Airports. DIAL is working towards the modernization and restructuring of the Delhi Airport. The project being developed by DIAL under Public Private Partnership has been given the mandate to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the Delhi Airport for 30 years with an option to extend it by another 30 years.
About GMR Group:
GMR Group is a Bangalore headquartered global infrastructure major with interests in Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure. The Company has successfully employed the public-private partnership model to build a portfolio of high quality assets. The Company has ten power projects of which three are operational and seven are under various stages of implementation and eight road projects, of which six are operational and two are under construction. In the Airports sector, it has developed and commissioned the Greenfield International Airport at Hyderabad. The Group, besides operating and modernising the existing Delhi International Airport, is also building a brand new integrated terminal T3 which will be commissioned in time for the Commonwealth games in 2010. It is also upgrading the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. The Group has also ventured into Sports and through its subsidiary, the GMR Sports, owns the IPL promoted Delhi’s T-20 cricket team – the Delhi Daredevils. Through this venture it seeks to promote and nurture sporting talent at the grassroots thus creating good will for the GMR brand in Delhi and its catchment areas. The Group has also acquired a 50 percent stake in the global power generation company InterGen NV, marking its foray into the global energy sector. The Group’s South East Asia regional headquarters was officially opened on April 1, 2009, in Singapore. The Group is also committed to social development initiatives and executes these through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF).
About Wipro Infotech:
Wipro Infotech, a division of the US$5 billion Wipro Limited, provides enterprise customers with high value Information Technology Products, Software Services, Solutions and Consulting Services in India and the Middle East. Headquartered at Bangalore, Wipro Infotech serves customers in India through a network of 22 offices and 170 service locations across the country. It also has regional offices across the Middle East serving the region.
Wipro Limited provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. Wipro's ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com, www.wiprocorporate.com, and www.wipro.in.