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Invensys Awarded Automation and Safety Systems for Malaysia LNG Trains 7 & 8 Expansion Project.

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FOXBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2000

Invensys Intelligent Automation today announced that the Japan Gas Corporation (JGC), Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) and Sime Engineering Joint Venture has awarded contracts for two LNG Trains for the third phase (MLNG Tiga) expansion at the Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG) Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Foxboro Company will provide the Process Control Systems Integration (PCSI) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for Trains #7 and 8. Triconex will provide the Instrumented Protection (IPS) and Fire and Gas (FGS) Systems.

The contract award follows the successful implementation of Foxboro I/A Series systems on LNG Trains #4, 5, and 6 (MLNG Dua), also built by JGC/KBR/Sime Engineering Joint Venture; and the rehabilitation of LNG Trains #1, 2, and 3 (MLNG Satu) with the I/A Series system in a separate contract directly with MLNG.

As PCSI, Foxboro (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd assumes the responsibility for the management and coordination of all activities related to the integration, operability, functionality and integrated testing of all process control systems for the plant. Key PCSI systems will be staged and tested as a fully integrated configuration prior to delivery to site at the end of next year.

The Triconex systems to be implemented in Malaysia by Tri Systems Sdn Bhd will provide triple modular redundant (TMR) plant protection and safety shutdown systems. A completely independent network of I/A Series systems and Triconex TMR systems will be implemented to provide fire and gas detection and alarming for the entire MLNG Tiga plant.

The responsibility as PCSI includes delivering fiber optic networks for the entire site including the Control Network, Fire and Gas Network, Electrical Systems Network, Telecommunications, and CCTV.

Support for the new automation and safety systems will be provided from Foxboro and Triconex local organizations in Malaysia, with remote support provided out of Foxboro and Triconex Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.

After the start up of both LNG Trains #7 & 8 by February 2004, Malaysia LNG Complex, Bintulu, with a total of eight LNG Trains in operation, will be the world's largest LNG production facility. With the award of this contract to Foxboro, more than half of the fifty LNG Trains in operation worldwide will be under Foxboro I/A Series system control.

Foxboro (Malaysia) Sendirian Berhad is The Foxboro Company's joint venture company in Malaysia. Both Foxboro and Triconex are part of the US-based Intelligent Automation (IA) division of Invensys plc of London, England. The Intelligent Automation division provides advanced software and computer-based systems, instrumentation and flow controls for the petrochemical, food, beverage, power, rail, and utility and general process industries.
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