Emerson acquires Innovative Control Systems Inc.

Acquisition expands breadth and depth of Emerson Process Management's turbine control solutions for the global power generation market.

PITTSBURGH (June 30, 2010) — Emerson Process Management has acquired Clifton Park, N.Y.-based Innovative Control Systems Inc. (ICS), a leader in turbine control upgrades for power generation applications. The acquisition expands Emerson’s capabilities in the growing combustion turbine automation market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We are delighted to gain ICS' skills and experience in turbine control retrofits," said Bob Yeager, president of the Power & Water Solutions division of Emerson Process Management.  "ICS' capabilities complement Emerson's, and together we look forward to helping even more customers cost-effectively boost the performance and reliability of their existing generating assets."

ICS provides turnkey solutions — including planning, engineering, configuration, installation, and commissioning — for turbomachinery automation retrofits.  This complements Emerson's expertise in turbine condition monitoring and protection systems, instrumentation, analyzers and valves.

“Emerson’s global reach and technological leadership will help us to better serve our valued existing customers, as well as expand our customer base,” said Pat Nolan, president of ICS. “We share a common vision and passion for providing world-class turbine control solutions to the power-generation industry, as well as a strong foundation of project engineering expertise, an understanding of power generation processes, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. We couldn't ask for a better fit."

Founded in 1991, ICS has completed more than 300 turbine control retrofit projects on turbines manufactured by GE, Siemens, Pratt & Whitney, Alstom, Rolls Royce, and Solar, among others.  ICS employees have extensive engineering applications expertise and experience with customers located across the globe, primarily in North America, the Middle East and Latin America.

Emerson is the leading automation and control system supplier for the global power generation industry. In fact, power plants using Emerson's control technology represent approximately 725 gigawatts of the world’s total generating capacity. The company’s Ovation™ expert control system was designed specifically to meet the unique challenges of the power industry, and continues to be the platform of choice for the industry. 

As part of Emerson Process Management's Power and Water Solutions, ICS will continue to support its existing customer base and deliver hardware-independent engineered solutions while adding the Ovation platform to its expanded portfolio of combustion turbine control solutions. 

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