SOURCE: Invensys Process Systems

February 23, 2009 09:00 ET

IPS Signs Multi-Million Dollar Contract With Shandong Electric

Company to Supply Technology Solutions for 3,300-Megawatt Power Station Under Construction in Gujarat State, India

SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - Invensys Process Systems (IPS), a global technology, software and consulting firm, today announced that it has signed a U.S. multi-million dollar deal with Shandong No. 3 Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO III) of China, a major Chinese contractor in power plant construction, to implement its Foxboro I/A Series® distributed control system (DCS) technology for a 3,300-megawatt generating station being built in Kutch district, Gujarat state, India.

Under the terms of the contract, IPS will provide I/A Series automation hardware and software, as well as a range of installation, engineering, training and field services. The systems will be used to control the new plant's boilers, turbines and generators, utilizing IPS' Performance Plus coordinated control system technology, well-proven in power plants worldwide. Subsystem applications will include a data acquisition system, furnace safety supervisory system, boiler and turbine sequence control system, turbine digital electro-hydraulic control system, feed water pump mechanical electro-hydraulic control system, and electric control systems.

"IPS has provided complete DCS services to SEPCO III for more than 20 generation units, and we are pleased to be their trusted solutions partner as they continue their global expansion," said Mr. Siemson Yang, Sales Director for IPS China. "After a stringent process, IPS was selected because of our reliability and superior products. SEPCO III was impressed with our portfolio of integrated capabilities, our excellent record of delivery worldwide and our commitment to creating unprecedented value and returns."

The Gujarat power plant is part of the "Power for All" initiative, an aggressive Indian government plan to sustain economic growth with significant additions of power generation capacity in the next few years. It is one of the largest power plants under construction in India and represents a new generation of mega-sized power plants being built to help meet India's bourgeoning demand.

IPS has cooperated with SEPCO III to deliver advanced and reliable automation systems and solutions for several Indian power plants, including the Vedanta Alumina Limited 9x135MW power plant, SEPL 6x600MW power plant and MPPL 1x135MW power plant.

About Shandong No. 3 Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO III)

Shandong No. 3 Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO III) is part of Shandong Electric Power Group Corporation and is a leading power EPC contractor for thermal plants, nuclear plants, and gas-fired and hydropower stations. SEPCO III was one of the first Chinese power contractors to enter the global market, and has an aggregated installed capacity of 16000MW in China and around the world, including a range of public power and captive power projects in India. Capable of providing the full range of EPC services from its experienced professional staff, SEPCO III is headquartered in Shandong, China.

About IPS (Invensys Process Systems)

Invensys Process Systems (IPS), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a global technology, software and consulting firm leading significant change in process manufacturing, plant optimization, business operations and enterprise performance. IPS clients are some of the world's most important industrial organizations -- companies that operate large oil refineries; plants that process chemicals, gas, LNG, power, pharmaceutical and minerals; and pulp and paper mills. IPS solutions, used at over 50,000 locations across the globe, include field devices and controls from Foxboro and Triconex, advanced applications from SimSci-Esscor, operations management from Avantis, and the world's first truly open enterprise control system, InFusion™.

The company's approximately 7,500 employees integrate these capabilities to create solutions that impact and increase efficiency, boost productivity, and accelerate performance. These results help industrial companies run safer, operate more efficiently, and extract useful knowledge from their operations to make faster, better decisions. To learn more about IPS visit www.ips.invensys.com.

The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 25,000 employees working in 60 countries.

Invensys, Avantis, Foxboro, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, InFusion, I/A Series and the IPS logo are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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