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INVENSYS WINS AUTOMATION ORDER FROM MAJOR CHINESE CONTRACTOR FOR MEGA POWER PLANT PROJECT IN INDIA 3,600-megawatt generating station one of the largest power plants under construction in India FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - June 21, 2007 - Invensys Process Systems (http://ips.invensys.com) has been selected by Shandong No. 3 Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO III) of China to implement Foxboro (www.foxboro.com) I/A Series distributed control systems (DCS) for a 3,600-megawatt generating station being built in Jharsuguda district, Orissa state, India. The plant is one of the largest power plants under construction in India, and represents a new generation of mega-sized generating plants being built to help meet India's bourgeoning power demand. Extensive Invensys experience in the power industry (including a large number of projects in China) and expertise in large-scale projects were important factors in the SEPCO III contract award to Invensys. The DCS contract will encompass an advanced I/A Series automation infrastructure integrating more than 63,000 I/O points. The systems will be used to control the new plant's boilers, turbines and generators utilizing Invensys' Performance Plus coordinated control system (CCS) technology, well-proven in power plants worldwide. Subsystem applications will include data acquisition system (DAS), furnace safety supervisory system (FSSS), boiler and turbine sequence control system (SCS), turbine digital electro-hydraulic (DEH) control system, feed water pump mechanical electro-hydraulic (MEH) control system, and electric control systems (ECS). In addition to I/A Series automation hardware and software, Invensys Process Systems China will also provide a range of installation services, engineering, training, and field service. The plant is part of the "Power for All" initiative, an aggressive Indian government plan to sustain economic growth with significant additions of power generation capacity in the next few years. The new power plant project is one of the largest projects for SEPCO III, and comprises China's largest export machinery and equipment order to India. So...who ARE those guys? The release continues... About Shandong No. 3 Electric Power Construction Corporation Shandong No. 3 Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO III) is part of Shandong Electric Power Group Corporation and is a leading power EPC contractor for thermal plants, nuclear plants, gas-fired and hydropower stations. SEPCO III was one of the first Chinese power contractors to enter the global market, and has more than 160 generation units of contract experience in China and around the world, including a range of public power and captive power projects in India. Capable of providing the full range of EPC services from its experienced professional staff, SEPCO III is headquartered in Shandong, China. So, all those EPCs in the US and Western Europe, drool away! Here we have Chinese engineers building an Indian power plant, and the world is getting flatter!