Foxboro to revamp controls at two utility power plants in Germany

FOXBORO, Mass., Feb. 14, 2001 à‚– Foxboro Deutschland GmbH, a unit of Invensys Process Automation, has received a large, multimillion dollar order from Bewag AG to modernize and centralize the controls of two central station power plants into a common control room.

Both plants are Combined Heat and Power (CHP) stations, located in Bewag’s Kraftwerk West power plant park in Berlin.

In addition to its size, this order is significant in that it is the first major utility power plant project that Foxboro has been awarded in Germany, where large domestic suppliers have traditionally dominated the utility automation market.

Bewag AG is an integrated utility that provides electricity and district heating to the 3.5 million citizen of Berlin.

Bewag operates 13 power plants to produce 3,143 megawatts of electricity and 6,425 megawatts for hot water heating. It owns and operates the largest District Heating System in Europe with 750 miles of distribution piping. Bewag also operates nearly 25,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines.

The Foxboro Company (www.foxboro.com) is a leading global supplier of instruments, systems, software, and services for industrial process automation. Foxboro’s automation solutions provide measurable performance improvements, guaranteed, with no capital investment required. Foxboro is a unit of Invensys Process Automation, part of the U.S.-based Software Systems division of Invensys plc (www.invensys.com) of London, England.

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