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OSI and Control Systems Company of Saudi Arabia Strengthen Strategic Partnership, Inaugurate New Local Support and Training Facility

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) and Control Systems Company (CSC) have inaugurated a dedicated facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for local customer support and training. This facility is part of CSC's new state-of-the-art office located in Riyadh. CSC serves as OSI's strategic partner in the Kingdom, providing world-class support, facilitating the successful implementation of OSI's world-class operational technology in the country, and ensuring prompt and reliable service to local customers while maintaining the high standards that have been at the core of OSI's focus in this region and internationally.

"We are very pleased to announce the establishment of a dedicated support and training facility at CSC's new offices in Riyadh," said Yusuf Petiwala, regional director (MENA) of OSI's international operations. "This facility will leverage the strengths of both OSI and CSC and will enable our partnership to provide industry-leading service to utilities in the Kingdom for years to come."

"CSC has been focusing on expanding its domain expertise to operational technology with strategic alliances from world-leading software providers like OSI," said Dr. Mohammed Owayedh, chairman and board member of CSC. "Combining OSI's world-leading OT solutions with CSC's local experience and a dedicated customer support and training facility reinforces our commitment and vision to provide solutions and support that exceed Saudi customer expectations."

Control Systems Company (www.csksa.com.sa) is a leading independent service provider, providing integrated solutions for the design, installation, maintenance, risk assessment, repair, overhaul and upgrade of rotating equipment for power generation and oil & gas industries. In recent years, CSC has expanded its domain expertise to operational technology and power system protection and automation, with localized manufacturing of protection and substation automation systems within Saudi Arabia.

Open Systems International (www.osii.com)—headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota—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, Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS), 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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