Invensys has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar
contract with KBR to supply its SimSci PRO/II
simulation software, the companies announced on Tuesday.
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, vice president of design, simulation and optimization
"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," he added.
"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."
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
"We recognize Invensys' strong commitment to the refining and petrochemical industries," said John
Derbyshire, president of 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."