“Atos Origin to establish a Competency Center for Energy and Utility in Beijing”
Beijing, CHINA, 25 June 2008
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, is establishing a new competency center in Beijing to offer its portfolio of technical automation solutions to the civil nuclear industry and the oil & gas markets in the region.
This move reflects the growing demand from Atos Origin's customers in China for world class expertise in IT services and the importance of the Asia Pacific and Chinese energy markets to Atos Origin.
For more than 30 years, Atos Origin has developed a unique expertise in the nuclear industry with its proven Digital Control System, developed at its France-based (Grenoble) Energy and Utility Competency Center. Atos Origin's new competency center in Beijing will be fully integrated into this entity, in order to take advantage of its outstanding track record in the energy market, and to bring its accumulated expertise, products and methodologies to China.
This Energy and Utility Competency Center will be launched in July 2008 to become fully operational by January 2009. This will provide domestic and global energy companies and nuclear operators with advanced technologies to meet the needs of this fast growing market.
‘This strategic decision is a new step forward for Atos Origin to position the group as a worldwide provider of distinctive industry solutions. Atos Origin's Digital Control System is widely recognized as a state-of-the-art reference by the most prominent nuclear operators in the world. Our solution is already implemented in three nuclear power plants in China and we are happy to reinforce our presence in this major market and to bring this expertise to the rest of the Asia Pacific region' declared Philippe Germond, CEO of Atos Origin.
“We anticipate both the Digital Control System and the Oil and Gas advanced solutions developed by Atos Origin will meet well the needs in the currently booming energy market in China,” said Herbie Leung, CEO Asia Pacific, Atos Origin. “This move demonstrates the Group's commitment and strong belief in the market potentials in China and Asia Pacific as well as our ambition to grow business in this region. We also plan to transfer some of our best engineers from the Beijing Olympic project to the new competency centre after the Games so that our best talents are retained to service key clients in this fast growing market.”
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.8 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
About Atos Origin's Energy and Utility Competency Center
The Energy and Utility Competency Center was created 30 years ago with the vocation to be at the heart of industrial IT excellence in the energy field. With more than 500 specialists, based in Grenoble (France), the center has developed technical automation solutions in the energy sector from the nuclear domain to the Oil and Gas on the whole value chain from exploration production to the transport and distribution. Atos Origin has positioned the Grenoble center as its leading worldwide center for IT systems in the process industry linked to energy.
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