Westinghouse Process Control selected to install information & control system at two Mexican sites

PITTSBURGH, PA, February 11, 2002 — Westinghouse Process Control, a business of Emerson Process Management, has been selected to provide its Ovation® Information & Control System for new generating capacity in Mexico.

The company will install the Microsoft® Windows®-based version of its Ovation system at two sites, one in Campeche and the second in Baja California, through contracts with ICA/Fluor Daniel, the architect/engineer firm for the projects.

The facility being built in Palizada, Campeche is a 252 MW combined cycle plant fueled by natural gas. The facility under construction in Mexicali, Baja California, is a 600 MW combined cycle plant also fueled by natural gas. Under Mexico’s program to gradually privatize its power system, the Campeche plant is owned by Canada’s Trans Alta; while the Mexicali plant is owned by Sempra Energy, based in the United States.

The Ovation system uses an open architecture approach that helps eliminate concerns about technological obsolescence and dependence on proprietary systems. Operating on a high-speed, high-capacity network, Ovation was the first system built to open industry standards. It uses commercially available hardware and allows easy integration with a customer’s existing IT systems, while maintaining process security.

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, helps businesses automate their production, processing and distribution components in the water and wastewater treatment, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

A division of Emerson, Westinghouse Process Control, Inc. (www.westinghousepc.com), is a global supplier of advanced distributed process control and information systems. The Pittsburgh-based company is a recognized leader in developing plant-wide process control solutions for the power generation, water treatment and wastewater treatment industries. Westinghouse plays a key role in the Emerson mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include: PlantWeb®; Westinghouse Process Control; Fisher®; Rosemount®; Micro Motion®; DeltaV(; AMS; and Ovation®.

St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; industrial automation; electronics and telecommunications; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2001 were $15.5 billion.

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