Energy Solutions International (ESI) Selected by UK’s Oil and Pipelines Agency (OPA) and Costain Group Plc. to Implement Synthesis® on 2000 km Pipeline and Terminal Network Synthesis platform to meet key stock accounting requirements on critical Ministry of Defence Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS) Business Wire HOUSTON -- July 12, 2013 Energy Solutions International (ESI) has been selected by the UK’s Oil and Pipelines Agency (OPA) and its operations and maintenance contractor, Costain Group Plc., to implement the Synthesis® solution across the 2,000 km fuel pipeline and terminal network known as the Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS). The Synthesis platform will be implemented to meet the OPA’s Stock Accounting requirements. The OPA is responsible for managing the GPSS for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence. The OPA oversees all aspects of the facilities' operation and maintenance, ensuring that UK military and commercial requirements for aviation fuel are met. This major project will be co-managed by ESI and Costain on behalf of the OPA, and will be delivered from ESI’s European HQ in their UK office. Synthesis was selected because of its ability to deliver key benefits to the OPA in terms of resilience and reliability; integration with new automation systems; consolidation of business processes across multiple sites, and network-wide inventory management and reporting. The OPA has embarked on a significant program of upgrading to industry-leading technology and practices across their operations, partnering with Costain in order to improve performance, reduce cost and further build sustainability and resilience. ESI was awarded the project following a rigorous procurement review, managed by a joint OPA and Costain team, which included a number of international companies in the bidding process. With the OPA project, Synthesis continues to expand its geographic footprint as the solution of choice for liquid pipeline operators worldwide. “The GPSS pipeline and terminal network is a large, complex system consisting of some 2000 kilometers of pipeline, more than 40 related storage and pumping facilities, that is also connected to several other private pipeline networks,” said Charles Price, Chief Executive of the OPA. “The system is strategically critical to both military and commercial aviation, so the technology we are selecting to manage and monitor day-to-day operations on the network must meet the highest standards of quality, power, flexibility and ease-of-use. Following what was a comprehensive and highly detailed evaluation of the leading solutions in the global marketplace, we selected the Synthesis system from ESI. With the selection process complete, we now look forward to working closely with ESI and their product experts on the initial phases of the implementation.” TengBeng Koid, CEO of Energy Solutions International, also reflected on the strategic nature of this opportunity. “Because of the nature of the industry we work in, ESI’s software is nearly always considered mission-critical by our customers around the world,” said Koid. “But when you are talking about a national pipeline and storage network like this one, the importance of the project in terms of strategic value, both for the OPA and the United Kingdom, as well as for Energy Solutions International, is even more apparent. We believe Synthesis is the right commercial and logistics management solution for this unique challenge, and we are eager to start working with Costain to implement the solution and deliver the improved productivity, accuracy, and responsiveness OPA requires for their GPSS network.” About Costain Group Costain Group is one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, delivering integrated consulting, project delivery and operations and maintenance services to major blue-chip customers in targeted market sectors. About Energy Solutions International (ESI) Headquartered in Houston Texas, Energy Solutions International (ESI) is the leading global supplier of innovative decision support software and services that enhance and integrate operational efficiency, commercial profitability and safety across oil and gas pipelines as well as the energy transportation, storage, marketing and delivery functions. For more information, visit www.energy-solutions.com. Synthesis is a registered trademark of Energy Solutions International. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Contact: Energy Solutions International Eric Johnson, +1-713-315-1832 Chief Marketing Officer email@example.com
Energy Solutions International (ESI) Selected by UK’s Oil and Pipelines Agency (OPA) and Costain Group Plc. to Implement
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