Matrikon supplies ProcessMORe to Australian coal-fired plant | Automation.com

Matrikon supplies ProcessMORe to Australian coal-fired plant

Edmonton, Alberta - April 26, 2007 - BMA Coal has standardized on ProcessMORe for its production and dispatch system. ProcessMORe will be deployed at five additional facilities following successful implementation at two sites in late 2006.

Matrikon's ProcessMORe was selected to provide a flexible and reliable production accounting solution for the processing plant, train loading facility and stockpile operations at seven mines and to provide the corporate office with central monitoring and reporting for these sites.

The ProcessMORe solution ties into existing data assets and provides seamless integration with external business partners, such as Queensland Rail and internal business systems including mine information centre, plant historian, port information management system & the corporate Intranet.

In addition to providing seamless integration throughout the supply chain, the initial project deployment streamlined plant operations and enabled the mining company to eliminate up to 95% of manual data entry and improve the timeliness of standardized reports.

Sam Crisafulli, Managing Director of Matrikon's Asia-Pacific Operations, reported: "We are pleased that BMA Coal has selected Matrikon's software products for their production and dispatch requirements. Our software solutions will assist BMA Coal in streamlining operations across their seven sites and improve visibility from the corporate office."

About BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is Australia's largest coal miner and exporter, and the world's largest supplier to the seaborne coking coal market. BMA is a 50/50 alliance between the world's largest diversified resources company and the world's largest general trading company. Combined, BMA's two owners employ more than 84,000 people. BMA was formed in June 2001, as a partnership between BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd, under which the two companies share equal ownership and management of seven Central Queensland coal mines and a coal shipping terminal.

About Matrikon
Matrikon is a leading provider of integrated industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in major cities throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process industries, Matrikon's reach is global.
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