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Equipment condition and performance-monitoring solutions

02 November 2009

Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, announced that Bruce Power, Canada's first private nuclear generating company and the source of more than 20% of Ontario's electricity, has selected Wonderware software solutions to help manage Bruce Power's equipment condition and performance monitoring (ECPM) project.

Located approximately 250 kilometers northwest of Toronto, Bruce Power currently operates six nuclear reactors and is restarting two more at its Bruce A generating station. Together the eight units will boost the company's total output of emissions-free electricity to nearly 6,300 megawatts. Under the terms of the contract, Invensys Operations Management will provide a full suite of software and technology solutions to help Bruce Power effectively monitor its major assets distributed across the eight units.

"Built on the ArchestrA architecture, the new ECPM solution will provide reliable, robust and secure equipment performance monitoring. It also gives our engineers a single integrated view of historical and real-time process and plant data, as well as a platform to host various plant-monitoring applications," said Mel Poy, project director, Bruce Power. "It will also make use of modern graphics to convey process information to engineers more intuitively and effectively."

"Invensys Operations Management, ASECO Integrated Systems and Bruce Power are working as a coordinated team to develop a state-of-the-art plant visualization system for the ECPM project," said John Polcyn, vice president and chief nuclear officer, Invensys Operations Management. "This agreement shows what can be achieved when Invensys Operations Management and its partners and clients collaborate and combine expertise and capabilities to address important industry issues. We are pleased to work with Bruce Power to add the backbone of a critical monitoring solution."

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