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IPS expands automation contract with Czech power plant

August 20, 2008 - Invensys Process Systems signed a contract to provide extensive automation upgrades to the Chvaletice power plant in the Czech Republic. It is the latest in a series of automation projects IPS has carried out at Chvaletice since 1995.

Under the terms of the agreement, IPS will upgrade the existing Foxboro I/A Series system to Version 8.4, allowing the existing mesh network to handle more multiple faults and providing highly intuitive design environments, more integrated input/output functionality and predictive maintenance/field device tool technologies, along with new performance applications.

"This contract is a result not only of the long-term commitment we have shown to Chvaletice, but also of the valuable services and solutions we have delivered to them for more than a decade now," said Cestmir Simane, Client Sales Executive, Czech Republic, IPS. "Our technology and industry expertise will enable Chvaletice to boost plant capacity and reduce operating costs to the benefit of their customers, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with them in the years ahead."

Situated in Polabi, about 20km west of Pardubice, construction on the plant began in 1973. Between 1996 and 1998, IPS carried out three contracts worth more than 200 million CZK (£6.7 million) on the plant's boiler control, turbine control and block protection systems. In 2006, the company completed an upgrade to an earlier version of I/A Series, following the original installation of Version 4 in 2000. Today the plant operates four 200MW units, giving it a total installed generating capacity of 800MW.

About Invensys Process Systems
Invensys Process Systems (IPS), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a global technology, software and consulting firm leading significant change in process manufacturing, plant optimisation, business operations and enterprise performance. IPS clients are some of the world's most important industrial organisations -- companies that operate large oil refineries; plants that process chemicals, gas, LNG, power, pharmaceutical and minerals; and pulp and paper mills. IPS solutions, used at more than 50,000 locations across the globe, include field devices and controls from Foxboro and Triconex, advanced applications from SimSci-Esscor, operations management from Avantis, and the world's first truly open enterprise control system, InFusion.

IPS' nearly 7,000 employees integrate these capabilities to create solutions that impact and increase efficiency, boost productivity and accelerate performance. These results help industrial companies run safer, operate more efficiently and extract useful knowledge from their operations to make faster, better decisions.

The Invensys Group is made up of Wonderware, Invensys Process Systems, Eurotherm, Invensys Rail Group and Controls. The Group is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 25,000 employees working in 60 countries.
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