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Yokogawa Receives FEED Contract from CJV for Arrow LNG Project

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd. has been awarded a contract by CJV, a joint venture comprised of Chiyoda Corporation as JV leader, CB&I, and Saipem S.p.A., to perform the front end engineering design (FEED) for an integrated control and safety system that is to be provided to Arrow Energy for the Arrow LNG Project. For this project, Yokogawa Engineering Asia has been selected as the main automation contractor (MAC※1) by Arrow Energy.

Arrow Energy, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell and CNPC (PetroChina), is planning the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Curtis Island, which is directly off the coast from the city of Gladstone in South East Queensland, Australia. The project includes the construction of a liquefaction facility, jetties, and offloading facilities. The LNG plant will receive coal bed methane (CBM) from the Surat and Bowen Basins and will process, treat, and liquefy the gas for export. In phase 1 of this project, two 4 million ton per year LNG trains will be constructed. A decision will be made at some later date whether to proceed with the planned construction of two additional trains of equivalent size.

The FEED work commenced in November 2011. Following completion of this preliminary phase and a decision to go ahead with the project, Yokogawa will proceed to supply its CENTUM VP integrated production control system and the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system as the MAC. In this role, it will work directly with the project's engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors.

Mitsubishi Electric to Expand Factory Automation Systems Business

Tokyo, December 14, 2011 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced it will strengthen its factory automation (FA) solution businesses, including related production and sales capacities, with the intention of expanding market share, especially in China, India, ASEAN nations, Brazil and other emerging markets. The goal is to raise annual sales of the FA systems business from 480 billion yen at present to 600 billion yen by the fiscal year ending in March 2016, and also increase the ratio of overseas FA systems sales from 45 percent to 50 percent over the same period.

In addition to its current worldwide partnerships, Mitsubishi Electric will strengthen cooperation with software, ERP systems and CC-Link industrial network partners to enhance its iQ Platform business. These partnerships enable Mitsubishi Electric to expand technological advantages and business opportunities, in particular for energy-saving solutions in China and infrastructure solutions in ASEAN nations.

Invensys Operations Extends Service and Software Solutions in Southeast Asia

DECEMBER 09, 2011/SINGAPORE - Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, has added an endorsed Wonderware systems integrator to its Partner Ecosystem Program in the Asia Pacific region. Agatos, a Singapore-based integrator, was selected for its demonstrated commitment to superior solutions and service for Invensys customers, as well as for building a strong business practice around delivering solutions built on the company’s Wonderware® software solutions.

“Agatos has continued to invest heavily and advance their knowledge of Wonderware software technology, which has helped establish the company as a preferred ecosystem partner, both within Invensys Operations Management and many major accounts in the Asia Pacific region,” said Stanley Kiew, business alliance manager, Invensys Operations Management.



Kepware Technologies Selects Sarla Technologies as Their Preferred Distributor for India

Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that Sarla Technologies will be their preferred distributor of products and services in India.

Sarla Technologies has extensive experience in providing world-class support and services for today's Automation Communication business challenges, with expertise in the latest Industrial & Process Automation Systems, Legacy Control Systems, and Plant-Enterprise Data Integration. Through years of successful product and services implementation spanning a range of industry verticals, Sarla has a proven track record of providing innovative solutions for leading industry organizations.

"Sarla has been a well-respected Automation Solutions provider for a number of years," said Tony Paine, President of Kepware Technologies. "When selecting our preferred distributor for this rapidly growing market, we found that Sarla strongly aligned with Kepware's commitment to quality products and customizable solutions."