SimSci-Esscor awarded $2.5 million software contract by ABB Lummus Global

BREA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2002 — SimSci-Esscorâ„-, an operating unit of Invensys plc and a worldwide leader in simulation, optimization and advance process control for the process industries, Thursday announced that it has signed a 5-year contract with ABB Lummus Global Inc. The contract valued at approximately $2.5 million, calls for SimSci-Esscor to supply process and production simulation software and related services.

ABB Lummus Global (www.abb.com/lummus) provides engineering, procurement and construction-related services to the hydrocarbon process industry in more than 70 countries. As a leading licensor of processes such as ethylene, ABB Lummus Global offers a range of services, including process design, project management, engineer training and technical support to clients in the petrochemical, refining, and oil and gas industries.

SimSci-Esscor will supply its PRO/II, PES, Pipephase and Tacite simulation programs and suites for use by ABB Lummus Global engineers worldwide. These software packages enable engineers to design, troubleshoot, optimize and safely operate production and processing facilities at maximum efficiency.

“The relationship between ABB Lummus Global and SimSci-Esscor has been a long-term, productive partnership,” said Dan McCarthy, senior vice president of Lummus Process Technologies, ABB Lummus Global. “We have enjoyed meaningful access to the SimSci-Esscor product development process. The company’s responsiveness has provided the features and technical support needed to efficiently provide superior process engineering services to our own clients.”

“This contract demonstrates SimSci-Esscor’s continued leadership in providing highly valued simulation solutions for the hydrocarbon processing industry,” said Ken Brown, vice president and general manager of SimSci-Esscor. “Our continual investment in product capabilities, and our participative development style, helps us provide more of what our clients need to compete successfully in today’s markets.”

About SimSci-Esscor

SimSci-Esscor is a provider in the development and marketing of industrial process simulation software and systems for a variety of industries, including oil and gas exploration, petroleum refining, petrochemical and chemical manufacturing, electrical power generation, mining, pulp and paper, and engineering and construction.

SimSci-Esscor products enable clients to minimize capital requirements, optimize facility performance, and maximize returns on investments in producing assets. SimSci-Esscor, as part of Invensys plc, supports more than 750 client companies in more than 70 countries through offices in Brazil, Venezuela, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the U.S. For more information, visit the SimSci-Esscor Web site at www.simsciesscor.com.

About Invensys

Invensys plc is a global provider 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 oil, gas and 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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