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Atos Origin to establish a Competency Center for Energy and Utility in 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.”


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