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Invensys to supply automation for onshore LNG plants in Qatar

Contract includes Foxboro and Triconex control and safety systems; integrated asset management, alarm management, and control loop performance monitoring systems; plus associated engineering services

FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - December 5, 2006 - Invensys Process Systems today announced that the Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited 3 (RL3) in Qatar, through its Engineering Procurement Construction Contractor - the Chiyoda (Japan) and Technip (France) joint venture - has awarded Invensys Singapore an automation contract for the LNG Trains 6 and 7 onshore expansion project. With an annual LNG capacity of 7.8 million metric tons (MMTA) each, RL3 Trains 6 and 7 will be among the world's largest LNG trains. When both new trains come on line by the end of 2008 and 2009, respectively, the RasGas LNG complex, located in Qatar's Ras Laffan City, will be the world's largest with a total LNG capacity of 36.3 MMTA.

The automation project scope includes the latest Mesh network-based I/A Series Distributed Control systems (DCS) from Foxboro; Triconex TMR Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Fire and Gas Protection Systems, and High Integrity Protection Systems; plus associated Invensys project management, engineering, implementation, and acceptance testing services. To help maximize overall asset performance at this world-scale LNG facility, Invensys will also implement an integrated asset management system, an advanced alarm management system, and a control loop performance monitoring system, plus associated project engineering services.

Invensys, a world leader in automation technology for the LNG industry, has previously successfully implemented the process control systems, safety systems, and many additional systems for Ras Laffan LNG Trains 1 through 4 LNG plants, the AKG gas plant, and was awarded the expansion project for Train 5 in 2005.

About Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited
Ras Laffan Liquified Natural Gas Company was established in 1993 to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related hydrocarbon products from Qatar's huge offshore North Field. Discovered in the early 1970's, with estimated reserves of more than 900 trillion standard cubic feet of recoverable gas, Qatar's North Field is the largest offshore non-associated natural gas field in the world.

About Invensys
Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys' automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world's largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.
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