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Husky Energy Awards Operator Training System Contract to SimSci-Esscor

BREA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2002 -- SimSci-Esscor, an operating unit of Invensys plc, today announced the award of a new contract from Husky Energy to provide an operator training system (OTS) for Husky's Lloydminster Upgrader facility where project work will commence immediately.

Husky Energy (www.huskyenergy.ca) is one of Canada's largest integrated energy and energy-related companies. Its Lloydminster Upgrader processes 77,000 barrels per day of heavy oil feedstock into high-quality, low-sulfur, low-nitrogen synthetic crude oil for Canadian and U.S. refiners for further refining into transportation fuels and other products.

SimSci-Esscor will provide engineering services including project
management, model development, validation, documentation and startup assistance for the crude unit OTS. SimSci-Esscor will also provide associated computer hardware and software licenses for its FSIM(TM) and DYNSIM(TM) plant operator training simulators.

"We selected SimSci-Esscor's OTS solution based on the company's track record of long-term product support, the flexibility of its operating training systems and the low-maintenance design of the FSIM simulation environment allowing us to easily keep the simulator current," said Len Langier, OTS technical lead for Husky Energy. "We anticipate significant economies from SimSci-Esscor's integrated suite of engineering design, simulation and optimization tools."

"This award is supported by the strength of SimSci and Esscor, now combined into one business unit, and the excellent performance of the Esscor OTS team in delivering high-performance simulators," said Ken Brown, vice president and general manager of SimSci-Esscor.

About SimSci-Esscor
SimSci-Esscor is a leader in the development and marketing of industrial process simulation software and systems for a variety of industries, including oil and gas exploration, petroleum refining, petrochemical and chemical manufacturing, electrical power generation, mining, pulp and paper, and engineering and construction. SimSci-Esscor products enable clients to minimize capital requirements, optimize facility performance, and maximize returns on investments in producing assets. SimSci-Esscor, as part of Invensys plc, supports more than 750 client companies in more than 70 countries through offices in Brazil, Venezuela, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the U.S. For more information, visit the SimSci-Esscor Web site at www.simsciesscor.com.

About Invensys
Invensys plc is a global leader in production technology and energy
management. The group helps customers improve their performance and
profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep
understanding of their industries and applications.

Invensys Production Management works closely with customers in order to drive up performance of their production assets, maximize their return on investments in production technologies, and remove cost and cash from their whole supply chain. The division includes APV, Avantis, Baan, Eurotherm, Foxboro, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries -- including the oil, gas and chemicals, food, beverage and personal health care -- and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors.

Invensys Energy Management works with clients involved in the supply, measurement, and consumption of energy and water, to reduce costs and waste and improve the efficiency, reliability, and security of power supply. The division includes Energy Management Solutions, Appliance Controls, Climate Controls, Global Services, Metering Systems, Powerware, and Home Control Systems. These businesses focus on markets connected with power and energy infrastructure for industrial, commercial, and residential buildings.

The company also serves the specialized rail, wind-power and electronic manufacturing (power components) markets through Invensys Rail Systems, Hansen Transmissions and Lambda, respectively, in its development division. Invensys operates in more than 80 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit www.invensys.com.
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