GE Industrial Systems and Esscor Announce Alliance Agreement to Provide Dynamic Simulation Solution
BREA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2002 -- Esscor(R), an operating unit of Invensys plc, and GE Industrial Systems announced today the signing of an agreement for the development of a dynamic simulation solution for turbine-generator processes and controls that GE supplies and services.The agreement calls for the development of an interface between the GE SPEEDTRONIC(TM) Mark VI Turbine Control and Esscor's dynamic simulation products, including DYNSIM(TM) and FSIM. The agreement also calls for the development of GE-specific process models of GE turbine-generators and other rotating equipment for Esscor's dynamic simulation process model engine.This new GE product-specific solution will dynamically simulate both the processes and controls for GE turbine-generator control equipment, including simple cycle power generation gas turbines, combined cycle power plants with GE rotating equipment and industrial compressor and turbine processes and controls. As a result of this combined technology, customers will be able to quickly respond to changing market dynamics, improve capacity and minimize operating costs through improved training and process analysis. The agreement also calls for GE and Esscor to join forces in delivering products and services associated with industrial control systems, power generation systems and industrial simulators."This new alliance will bring a more powerful, cost-effective solution to GE customers around the world," said Timothy Crum, GE vice president of product management for GE Drives & Controls Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric Company. "Esscor's demonstrated expertise with dynamic simulation and operator training simulators, coupled with GE's market-leading equipment and control technology, will position us to give our customers best-in-class dynamic simulation solutions.""We are proud to have earned the confidence of GE, the largest rotating equipment manufacturer in the global energy industry," said Todd Thayer, vice president of operator training simulation and services for Esscor. "The combination of Esscor's simulation products and project experience and GE's vast rotating equipment and control system expertise is an unbeatable team."About GE Industrial SystemsGE Industrial Systems spans the globe as an industry leader in integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. The business brings to customers the latest technological products used to distribute, protect and control electrical power and equipment, and provides innovative product and service solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and utility applications. For more information, visit the Web site at www.GEindustrial.com.About EsscorEsscor is a leader in the dynamic simulation and operator training simulator market, having delivered more than 65 high fidelity simulators. The company provides simulation solutions in the power generation, pulp and paper, oil and gas, and chemical process industries. Esscor's simulators are based on rigorous, first principle-based component models that are optimized for dynamic accuracy in real-time. For more information on Esscor, go to www.esscor.com.About InvensysInvensys plc is a global leader in production technology and energy management. The group helps customers improve their performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications.Invensys Production Management works closely with customers in order to drive up performance of their production assets, maximize their return on investments in production technologies and remove cost and cash from their whole supply chain. The division includes APV, Avantis, Baan, Eurotherm, Foxboro, SimSci, Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries -- including the power, oil and gas, chemicals, food, beverage and personal health care -- and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors.Invensys Energy Management works with clients involved in the supply, measurement and consumption of energy and water, to reduce costs and waste and improve the efficiency, reliability and security of power supply. The division includes Energy Management Solutions, Appliance Controls, Climate Controls, Global Services, Metering Systems, Powerware and Home Control Systems. These businesses focus on markets connected with power and energy infrastructure for industrial, commercial and residential buildings.The company also serves the specialized rail, wind-power and electronic manufacturing (power components) markets through Invensys Rail Systems, Hansen Transmissions and Lambda, respectively, in its development division. Invensys operates in more than 80 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit www.invensys.com.
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