Ventyx closes $7 million deal with Eskom

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Atlanta, August 6, 2012 — Ventyx, an ABB company, signed two software license agreements worth more than $7 million with the South African utility, Eskom.

Under the new agreements, Eskom will implement Ventyx's supervisory control and data acquisition/distribution management system (SCADA/DMS) for real-time network monitoring and control of electric power operations.

In addition, Eskom will deploy the Ventyx Equipment Reliability solution in its Koeberg nuclear power station, the only nuclear power plant in Africa. Ventyx Equipment Reliability is designed to help improve processes, equipment reliability and performance within power generation, transmission and distribution operations.

Eskom is among the top seven utilities in the world in terms of generation capacity, and among the top nine in terms of sales volume. The utility generates about 95 percent of the electricity used in South Africa, and about 45 percent across all Africa. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers and redistributors.

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