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IPS building new regional HQ in Western Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA - APRIL 10, 2007 - Invensys Process Systems has significantly expanded its overall customer sales, engineering, and support capabilities in Western Canada.

"As one element of our expanded footprint in Western Canada, we've recently broken ground for a brand new, 15,500 square foot regional headquarters facility in South East Calgary. This will be twice as large as our present Calgary facility and will have three times the staging area to accommodate staging, testing, and verification of our customers' automation systems."

"The new facility, scheduled for completion next fall, will also include a state-of-the art customer center, complete with meeting spaces, a training facility, and a fully equipped demonstration area," commented Patrick Doyle, Western Canada Regional Director at Invensys Process Systems.

"Over the last 18 months, we've also doubled our local sales force for the Invensys suite of products, which includes Foxboro I/A Series distributed control systems (DCS), Triconex safety integrated systems (SIS), SimSci-Esscor simulation software, Avantis enterprise asset management (EAM) software, Invensys performance services, and our recently introduced InFusion enterprise control system technology. We've more than doubled our local engineering capacity to increase our project implementation capabilities and supplement our end users' and EPCs' own engineering resources. We've expanded our regional field service team to help ensure maximum system uptime and performance. And as we announced last year, Invensys has named Simark Controls Ltd. as the exclusive full-service representative for Foxboro's range of high-quality instrumentation in Alberta and British Columbia," Doyle further commented.

Invensys and Simark are demonstrating a wide variety of Invensys instruments, systems, and software at ISA Calgary 2007 Booth #151, April 11 & 12, 2007. Invensys also has a long-standing relationship with Intec Controls, the company's authorized representative in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Invensys intelligent field instrumentation, systems, and software have been widely used and well-proven in refineries, heavy oil upgraders, oil and gas production, mineral processing operations, pulp and paper mills, power plants, and other industrial process plants throughout Western Canada for decades. These include the Bi-Provincial Upgrader in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; the Scotford Upgrader and Muskeg River Mine in Alberta; the Horizon Oil Sands Project in Alberta; the Teck Cominco zinc and lead smelter at Trail, British Columbia; the Agrium potash plant in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan; Cameco uranium mines at Cigar Lake, Rabbit Lake, and McArthur River, Saskatchewan; the Sterling Pulp Chemical Plant in Vancouver, British Columbia; Canfor's pulp and paper mills in Prince George, British Columbia; the Eurocan pulp and paper mills in Kitimat, British Columbia; BC Hydro's Burrard Generating Station in Vancouver; and numerous others.

In recent months, Invensys successfully implemented the company's advanced InFusion enterprise control system technology at the Kemess Mine in Smithers, British Columbia and has announced that - in addition to the Foxboro DCS already installed at the Husky ethanol refinery in Lloydminster - it is also providing a state-of-the-art Foxboro system for Husky's new ethanol refinery under construction in Minnedosa, Manitoba.

About Invensys
Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management, a strategy designed to help today's industrial enterprises to effectively balance the availability and utilization of their production assets to match changing business requirements. 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, Avantis, and Wonderware, 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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