Energy Solutions International (ESI) Selected by UK’s Oil and Pipelines Agency (OPA) and Costain Group Plc. to Implement

  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

Synthesis is a registered trademark of Energy Solutions International. All
other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.


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