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Invensys to provide operator training simulator for LNG plant

September 8, 2009 – Invensys Operations Management signed a five-year, multi-million dollar contract to supply a comprehensive operator training, process design and operation optimization solution to Malaysia LNG Tiga Sdn Bhd (MLNG Tiga). This is the third liquid natural gas (LNG) plant located within the Petronas LNG complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Petronas LNG Complex is the world’s largest integrated LNG production facility at a single location, with a total of eight production trains and a combined capacity of approximately 23 million tons per annum.

Under the terms of the contract, Invensys will provide SimSci-Esscor operator training simulator (OTS) technology to train MLNG Tiga’s processing plant operators during startup and shutdown of LNG trains. Besides facilitating process design, optimizing operation processes and diagnosing equipment operation, the solution also allows for safe and rapid evaluation of operational procedures. The virtual environment created results in greater plant safety awareness, productivity and efficiency.

“We are glad to have selected Invensys as our strategic partner. The customized simulation solution encompassing Dynsim LNG modeling technology and Foxboro I/A Series simulation technology will result in significant time savings during startup. Most importantly, we are assured of a safe platform of experimentation before implementing process changes,” commented Ir. Mohd Hatta Abu Bakar, Head of OPS Capability Development, MLNG.

“We are pleased to enter into this strategic relationship with MLNG to help optimize plant performance and drive bottom-line performance,” said Terence Chan, Managing Director, Invensys Operations Management, ASEAN, Taiwan and Japan. “We will utilize an integrated solution that combines our deep industry knowledge, world’s leading OTS technology, integrated solutions capabilities, global presence and technology transfer programs that will help optimize MLNG Tiga’s performance and plant processes.”

About Malaysia LNG Tiga Sdn. Bhd. (MLNG Tiga)
Malaysia LNG Tiga is a joint venture of Petroleum National Bhd (Petronas), Shell gas B.V., Nippon Oil LNG (Netherlands) B.V. and Sarawak State of Malaysia.

The Bintulu LNG Complex houses the MLNG, MLNG Dua and MLNG Tiga plants. MLNG Tiga is the second major expansion of the complex. It will be constructed adjacent to the original three-train MLNG plant and the three-train MLNG Dua plant. It has a combined capacity of about 23 million tonnes per year, and together with ancillary facilities which include six LNG storage tanks and two loading jetties, it set to become the world's largest LNG production facility from a single location. The integrated operations of the three plants, supported by a current fleet of 13 LNG tankers and with additional six vessels under construction, will enhance Malaysia's LNG supply flexibility and reliability.

About Invensys Operations Management
Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

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