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Scottish Power Selects PAS to Improve Automation

January 21, 2010

PAS' PlantState Suite software and services to improve safety and operability at twelve Scottish Power plants.


Houston, TX -- PAS, a global leader in operations effectiveness solutions, announced that Scottish Power has selected its comprehensive alarm management and control performance software and services to improve the operations of twelve sites comprising gas-fired, coal-fired, and hydro-electric power generation stations.

Under the contract, PAS engineers will assess the performance of alarm management systems and control loops, and develop improvement plans for each individual plant. PAS will also install its PlantState Suite software at all sites, which will provide comprehensive alarm management and control performance functionality to facilitate the assessment, and improve the performance, of their systems. Upon completion of the project, Scottish Power will continue to utilize PlantState Suite to monitor and sustain the improvements.

"Scottish Power selected the PAS alarm management and control loop performance solutions after an exhaustive assessment of available technologies in the market," said Suzanne Mackay, Scottish Power Project Manager. "We believe that these technologies will best help us avoid abnormal operating situations, significantly improve the situation awareness of our plant operators, and provide better control of our plants

"In choosing PAS software and services, Scottish Power has taken a significant step in further advancing their leadership in Process safety, reliability, and performance." said Chris Lyden, PAS President. "We are proud to be their partner in this endeavor."

About PAS
PAS improves the automation and operational effectiveness of power and process plants worldwide by aggregating, contextualizing and simplifying relevant information and making it universally accessible and useful. We provide software and services that ensure safe running operations, maximize situation awareness, and reduce plant vulnerabilities. Our comprehensive portfolio includes solutions for alarm management, automation genome mapping, control loop performance optimization, and high-performance human-machine interfaces. PAS solutions are installed in over 1000 industrial plants worldwide.

About Scottish Power
Scottish Power Limited is a subsidiary of Iberdrola SA. It is an energy business that provides electricity transmission and distribution services, supplies more than 5 million electricity and gas services to homes and businesses across Great Britain (GB), and operates electricity generation, gas storage facilities and associated energy management activities in the UK.

This project forms part of Scottish Powers Operation Transformation Programme which focuses on Process safety across their business.