Invensys Strengthens KBR’s Refinery-wide Optimization Solutions

Oct. 2, 2013
Invensys, a leading supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world’s major industries, has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with KBR, Inc. to supply its SimSci PRO/II simulation software.

Invensys, a leading supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world’s major industries, has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with KBR, Inc. to supply its SimSci PRO/II simulation software.

Under the terms of a corporate licensing agreement, Invensys will provide PRO/II steady-state simulation software to help KBR accurately model its process technology, used in both the designs KBR provides to its customers and the technology it licenses to the hydrocarbon processing industry. In addition, Invensys will provide on-site guidance to assist KBR during transition from the previous model.  

“Before agreeing to standardize on PRO/II software, KBR needed new functionality to support them while they transitioned from a previous simulation tool,” said Tobias Scheele, Ph.D., vice president, design, simulation and optimization for Invensys. “Our Invensys developers worked hand-in-hand with the KBR team so that they can more accurately model and quickly deliver their processing technology to the market. We are pleased to provide these new features to KBR, as well as to deliver hands-on guidance and on-site engineering services to help them make the transition. We look forward to a long, mutually rewarding partnership.”

One of the refining industry’s leading simulation solutions, PRO/II software is a comprehensive simulation solution for process design, revamp and operational analysis. It is backed by more than 45 years of research and development and includes proprietary correlations to model heavy oils.

“We recognize Invensys’ strong commitment to the refining and petrochemical industries,” said John Derbyshire, president, KBR Technology. “This mutually collaborative relationship and the valuable assistance they have provided during the transition will help us continue to safely deliver key projects for the benefit of our global customers and other stakeholders.”

Invensys will demonstrate its PRO/II technology at its North American Software Conference and Tech Support Symposium, covering the company’s Avantis, SimSci and Wonderware software offerings. The event will be held October 15 through October 17 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. For more information and to register, please visit http://ourevents.invensys.com/SoftwareCustomerConf/pages/home.aspx.

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