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Yokogawa and Shell Global Solutions (US), Inc. announce alliance

Newnan, Georgia - Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Japan and Shell Global Solutions (US), Inc. signed an alliance that places the team at the forefront of advanced process control (APC) in the US. The two companies expect to work closely to become a major supplier of APC systems, selling Shell Global Solutions' field proven technology through Yokogawa's global sales and engineering network.

Within the alliance, Shell Global Solutions and Yokogawa will design, install and support the technology for customers in both the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry as well as operators of petrochemical and chemical processing plants. The companies will cooperate to continually upgrade and enhance the technology.

“The alliance of Yokogawa, a leader in measurement, control and information since 1915, and Shell Global Solutions would result in substantial risk reduction in advanced process control solutions and deliver the maximum benefits to our customers,” said Teruyoshi Minaki, Director, Executive Vice President, Yokogawa Industrial Automation Business Headquarters. “This falls in line with our Vigilance Ò efforts that focus on helping customers improve their bottom line.”

Shell Global Solutions' innovative APC technologies such as the SMOC PRO (Shell Multivariable Optimizing Controller), COAST (Control Application Standards) and RQE PRO (Robust Quality Estimator) are already noted for their operational reliability and cost-effectiveness.

Mr. Paul Hamilton, President of Shell Global Solutions (US), Inc. stated: “The alliance would leverage the accumulated expertise, know-how and strengths of both companies.”

Yokogawa Corporation of America has set up a solutions center in Stafford, Texas, to service the North American markets. The company already has similar centers of excellence in Japan, Singapore, Middle East, Asia, China, Australasia and Europe. About Yokogawa Corporation of America.

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About Shell Global Solutions

Shell Global Solutions is a dynamic service network with one main aim – to help customers raise their business performance. Combining leading-edge technology with extensive operating experience, Shell Global Solutions provides innovative, yet practical, solutions that are designed to enable our clients to achieve their full potential.

The organisation is made up of seven independent technology companies within the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies. With over 4500 professionals, Shell Global Solutions works with a range of customers in the oil, gas, additive, chemical, motor sport and industrial sectors.

For more information contact:

Katie Baverstock, Shell Global Solutions (UK) – telephone +44 151 373 5890

Media Relations, Shell International Ltd. – telephone +44 207 934 4323


About Yokogawa Corporation of America

Yokogawa Corporation of America is the North American unit of $4 billion Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of instrumentation, process control, and automation solutions. Headquartered in Newnan, Georgia, Yokogawa Corporation of America serves a diverse customer base with market-leading products including analyzers, flowmeters, transmitters, controllers, recorders, data acquisition products, meters, instruments, distributed control systems, and more.

For more information about Yokogawa Corporation of America, visit www.yokogawa.com/us/, call 770-254- 0400,

or toll-free at 800-258-2552, or e-mail info@us.yokogawa.com.