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OSI Selected by Major European EPC Contractor to Deliver Comprehensive SCADA/Energy Management System for Advanced Control Center in Bahrain

Open Systems International Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a new contract by a major EPC contractor as part of the Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) Line 6 Expansion Project to replace the company's legacy XA/21 SCADA/EMS system with a new, state-of-the-art SCADA/EMS system based on OSI's monarch platform.

Alba consistently ranks among the largest and most modern aluminum smelters in the world. Known for its technological strength and innovative policies, Alba enforces strict environmental guidelines, maintains a positive track record for safety, and is widely regarded as one of the top 10 performers on a global scale.

This new OSI SCADA/EMS includes the advanced functionality provided by OSI's next-generation, .NET-based Graphical User Interface (GUI); Remote Console GUI; Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Advanced Alarm Management System; Real-time and Historical Trending; Communications Front-end Processor; Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Historical Recording System; Calculation & Scripting Subsystem; Disturbance Data Collection; Load Shed and Restoration; Spinning Reserve; Short-Term Load Forecasting; Network Security Analysis; Operator Training Simulator; Equipment Outage Scheduler; and Transient Stability Analysis software.

"We welcome Alba to OSI's rapidly growing customer base in the Middle East," said Bharath Kumar, OSI's managing director for international operations. "We are excited to collaborate with Siemens to support Alba in its major expansion project. We look forward to a successful project implementation to boost the reliability of Alba's operations."

Alba (albasmelter.com) produces more than 971,000 metric tonnes per annum of the highest-grade aluminium, with products including standard and T-ingots, extrusion billets, rolling slab, ingots, and molten aluminium. Around 50 percent of output is supplied to Bahrain's downstream aluminum industry, with the rest exported to regional and international customers in the Middle East, Europe, East and Southeast Asia, Africa, and North America.

Open Systems International (osii.com)—headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota&mdashl;provides open, state-of-the-art and high-performance automation solutions to utilities worldwide. These solutions include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Network Management Systems (NMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation (SA) Systems, Data Warehousing (Historian) Analytics, Situational Awareness Systems, individual software and hardware products, and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI's solutions empower its users to meet their operational challenges, day-in and day-out, with unsurpassed reliability and a minimal cost of technology ownership and maintenance.

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