Outsourcer Atos has signed a six-year contract with EDF subsidiary EDF Luminus, the second largest energy company in Belgium.

The contract will see Atos take over the company’s IT services and infrastructure, with the aim of "rationalising, industrialising and transforming the IT operations", said EDF Luminus.

The Atos Tooling Framework (ATF), the methodology through which the managed infrastructure systems will be provided, was "a determining factor" in the decision to bring in Atos, EDF Luminus said.

Because Atos has been a major industrial partner of EDF for thirty years, including within its shared services division, Atos teams are already in place to deliver service level agreements and business continuity and governance plans for all services.

The value of the Atos EDF Luminus contract has not been disclosed.