Apr 28, 2010

Westinghouse signs Agreement with Infotech Enterprises Ltd. for the provision of engineering services in India

Hyderabad: Westinghouse Electric Company today announced it has finalized a master agreement with the global engineering services provider Infotech Enterprises Ltd., headquartered here and its U.S. affiliate, Infotech Enterprises America, Inc., for the provision of engineering services in India and the United States by creating the Westinghouse India Engineering Center ("WIEC").

WIEC will be located at Infotech''s campus in Hyderabad and will be staffed with Infotech employees dedicated solely to working for Westinghouse.

Infotech and Westinghouse officially inaugurated the newly-formed Westinghouse India Engineering Center today in the presence of the leaders from both companies.

The agreement will enable Westinghouse to augment its engineering resources as it prepares for continuing growth in the global nuclear energy business and will lay the foundation for Westinghouse AP1000(TM) nuclear power plant work in India. The official inauguration of the newly formed Westinghouse India Engineering Center will be held this morning with leaders from both Westinghouse and Infotech in attendance.

"Our partnership with Infotech will further strengthen Westinghouse's capabilities in the region, and it serves as another sign of our commitment to the Indian market," said Aris Candris, President and CEO of Westinghouse.

Mr B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Infotech Enterprises Limited expressing his delight on signing the agreement said, "We are proud to be providing high value engineering services to Westinghouse complimenting their effort in becoming a global nuclear powerhouse. The inauguration of the CoE today is an acknowledgement of Infotech's pursuit of excellence in global engineering. This is the first engagement for outsourced engineering in India in the nuclear industry and further demonstrates Infotech's strength in working in time and mission critical engineering industries."

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Krishna Bodanapu, President - Engineering, Infotech Enterprises Limited said, "We see a significant amount of synergy between Infotech and Wstinghouse. Infotech's rent less focus on people, process, tools, technology and training that facilitate effective globalization of engineering will help Westinghouse further strengthen their engineering capability worldwide. Infotech looks forward to being a trusted engineering partner of choice to Westinghouse," said Krishna Bodanapu, President - Engineering, Infotech Enterprises Limited.

"Having skilled people working on our projects is critical to success," said Candris. "The people of Infotech have the proper skills, experience and resources to help ensure the success of our projects in the region."

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation, is the world's pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world's first PWR in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants, including 60 percent of those in the United States.