Trinity Technologies and Construction Systems Associates to form plant information services joint venture

Wellesley, MA, June 2, 2003 — Software and consulting companies Trinity Technologies and CSA, Construction Systems Associates, announced they are forming a new joint venture company to serve the energy and process industries.

The joint venture, which is expected to be formed by July 1, 2003, and operate under the name TrinityCSA, will help companies unify digital data from pre-existing design, engineering, and maintenance systems and fully leverage the data in new technologies and systems.

“The timing of this venture is important,” says Joseph P. Morray, Jr., founder of Trinity Technologies and the president of TrinityCSA. “In the process and energy industries, mergers and acquisitions are prevalent. Many companies are integrating and upgrading existing plants instead of building new plants. They understand that there is a significant competitive advantage to unifying plant information sources for the benefit of the people who plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain plants. CSA’s technology helps companies quickly, simply, and cost-effectively bring digital data online and make it productive.”
TrinityCSA’s Information Asset* Solutions quickly bring together data from disparate sources to form a coherent digital model of a plant. The technology, proven in companies including Intel, Tennessee Valley Authority, Toshiba, and Lyondell, simplifies, speeds up, and lowers the cost of the complex and time-consuming processes involved in integrating data.

No other technology available today can accept so many information formats — 3D, schematics, instrumentation databases, CAD drawings, ERP files, and others created in legacy systems — and deliver the data in a neutral file format that can be used in any current design or management system.

“CSA’s company structure and mature 3D , 4D, and XD technology has allowed us to solve complex information capture and modeling problems for our clients,” says Amadeus M. Burger, president of CSA and board chairman at TrinityCSA. “Through this joint venture, our clients will reap the benefit of CSA’s deep experience in plant information capture and Trinity’s expertise in integration, work process alignment and organizational change. Together, we can help companies develop and implement strategies for mission-critical, easy access to plant information and the associated work processes – and be more competitive in the current business environment.” According to Morray, TrinityCSA will be over 100 employees strong. TrinityCSA will continue to work with its technology partners such as Documentum, Intergraph, Primavera, Aspen Technology, and CYA to provide Information Asset* solutions to its clients on a worldwide basis.

About CSA

CSA was established in 1976 in Atlanta, Georgia, with a mission to develop and implement integrated facility databases to support the lifecycle activities of complex facilities. The company’s first major project was awarded by ERDA, the Energy Research and Development Administration, which later became the Department of Energy. This project set the course for major 3D plant database and modeling projects for nuclear, manufacturing, and military clients worldwide. See www.csaatl.com for a client list and for more information about CSA’s services.

About Trinity Technologies

Trinity Technologies, based in Wellesley, MA, is a business process and systems integration consulting firm for the energy and process industries. Established in 1995, the company has distinguished itself in delivering plant lifecycle information services, including systems integration, work process consulting, and organizational change services to help companies better manage their Information Assets. Visit Trinity Technologies on the web at www.trinitytechnologies.com.


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