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Invensys introduces Global LNG Business and Technology Centre


DOHAR, QATAR, March 24, 2004 — Invensys has announced the formation of the company’s Global LNG Business and Technology Centre.

The charter of the new worldwide center is to work hand-in-hand with end users and global engineering companies to deliver the full spectrum of Invensys’ automation and information solutions across the LNG value chain.

The solutions are designed to help improve reliability, ensure safe operation, maximize asset utilization and performance; minimize risk; and reduce costs in new and existing liquefaction plants, LNG carriers, and regasification terminals.

“The global LNG industry is clearly entering an exciting growth phase that will present LNG producers, transporters, and distributors with new opportunities and new challenges that – in some cases – will force these companies to re-think the way they do business,” said Mike Caliel, president of Invensys Process Systems.

“Invensys has already made a significant technical contribution to the LNG industry. Our SimSci design tools, Foxboro control systems, and Triconex safety systems are well-proven in global LNG facilities. Foxboro is a leader in shipboard custody transfer systems. And we’ve earned a reputation for excellence in large-scale LNG project management,” said Caliel.

“The Invensys Global LNG Business and Technology Centre will build upon this proven domain expertise, plus the company’s broad technology and services portfolio, to develop and implement new and innovative automation and information solutions designed to help the global LNG industry meet its full potential for growth and profitability.”

Invensys’ solutions portfolio includes a unique Design and Diagnostic methodology that enables the company’s LNG industry consultants to more effectively aggregate and analyze “as is” situational data and transform it into actionable recommendations for business and process optimization. Working in conjunction with Microsoft to leverage Microsoft .NET, BizTalk Server 2000, and other Microsoft technologies, Invensys is also pioneering a powerful new real-time information environment that seamlessly connects plant automation and information systems to business systems to enable more effective collaboration and real-time decision support across the LNG enterprise.

Headquartered in Singapore, the Invensys LNG Business and Technology Centre will leverage a network of satellite centers located in Montreal, Houston, and elsewhere. These centers will focus on developing, deploying, and supporting business and technology solutions for liquefaction, marine, and regasification. Additional resources will be drawn as needed from Invensys’ other sales, support, and technical centers around the world, thus enabling Invensys to deliver consistently high-quality solutions and responsive support to LNG customers anywhere in the world.

For more information, readers can visit www.invensys.com/lng.

About Invensys

Invensys is a global provider in production technology. The group helps customers improve productivity, performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications.

Invensys works closely with customers to increase performance of production assets, maximize return on investment in production and data management technologies and remove cost and cash from the supply chain. The company includes APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, Wonderware, and other well-known brands. These businesses address process and batch industries – including oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and personal health care, and mineral processing – plus the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors.

Invensys operates in more than 60 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit www.invensys.com.