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Invensys Process Systems and Energy Solutions Announce Strategic Alliance for Pipeline Automation and Optimization

December 162005
FOXBORO, MA AND HOUSTON, TX, USA – December 16, 2005 – Invensys Process Systems, a global provider of comprehensive automation solutions for pipeline networks and other industrial assets and Energy Solutions International Inc., a world leader in pipeline management systems, announced today that the two companies have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic alliance and reseller relationship. Energy Solutions and Invensys will collaborate to provide customers with intelligent solutions for pipeline automation and optimization in the oil & gas transportation sector.

“We’re very excited about this collaboration with Energy Solutions. Our companies have worked together informally for years and we feel that this strategic alliance will allow us to continue to grow our partnership in a direction that directly benefits customers of both companies,” said Michael Chmilewski, VP SCADA & Pipeline Business of Invensys Process Systems. “ESI’s technology is a perfect complement to the extensive portfolio of technologies and services that Invensys already delivers to pipeline companies worldwide.”

This global relationship will include close integration of each company’s technologies, joint sales pursuits, joint marketing activities, and ongoing evaluation of other areas of synergy. Invensys will be trained on the PipelineStudio ®, PipelineManager® and PipelineTransporter ® products from Energy Solutions. Energy Solutions will receive training on appropriate Foxboro, SimSci-Esscor, and Wonderware products from Invensys.

"I think this alliance will be very beneficial to customers," said Felipe Borgli, control room coordinator for TBG in Rio de Janeiro. "We've been using both Energy Solutions and Invensys products together successfully for six years. The products are a true compliment to each other and we anticipate this will make working with these companies even easier in the future."

“This partnership just made a lot of sense. We already have customers using both Energy Solutions’ and Invensys’ products together successfully. And we wanted to be able to make it that much easier to bring a comprehensive solution to our customers,” said Al Jacob, chief executive officer of Energy Solutions. “Customers will see the benefit of this collaboration immediately.”

About Invensys Process Systems
Invensys Process Systems, a business unit of Invensys plc, provides products, services and solutions that enable today’s industrial enterprises to monitor, manage, and improve the performance of their assets. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and SCADA groups, Invensys Process Systems includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 sites across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world’s largest upstream production and pipeline projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.

The Invensys Group (ips.invensys.com) is made up of five businesses: Process Systems, APV, Eurotherm, Rail Systems and Controls. The Group is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.

About Energy Solutions
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, Energy Solutions International is the leading global supplier of pipeline management technologies for the oil and gas industry. The company’s decision-support software drives excellence in pipeline safety, operational efficiency and throughput management. Energy Solutions serves more than 500 clients in over 70 countries through its offices in the United States, United Kingdom, India, China, Dubai and Canada. For more information, visit www.energy-solutions.com.


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