AspenTech to Present How Process Optimization Can Accelerate Growth in Africa’s Refinery Industry at Refining Technology Africa 2012

November 19, 2012

AspenTech Presentation will show how aspenONE® Advanced Process Control software improves refining profitability
Burlington, MA -

Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, today announced it will present the benefits of Advanced Process Control at Refining Technology Africa 2012 in Sandton, South Africa, 27th - 28th of November 2012. AspenTech will also show how its aspenONE Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain software improves production and profitability.

Heads of refining and petrochemicals, chief engineers, and downstream and upstream advisers will attend Refining Technology Africa 2012. The conference will provide insights into the latest innovations and proven technologies, modernisation of refineries, optimization of operations and future directions for refining technology in Africa.

AspenTech Business Consultant and refining expert Francois van Niekerk will deliver a session speech focusing on the benefits of using advanced process control, such as Aspen DMCplus® software, to deliver superior refining performance. The presentation will highlight how using APC software can achieve immediate results for African companies -- optimizing their operations to meet growth targets and making a significant positive impact on bottom line results.

Aspen DMCplus advanced process control software is part of the aspenONE process optimization software suite. It is used by the world’s leading process industry companies as the foundation for best practices across engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations making it easier to achieve their operational excellence goals.

Supporting Quotes
Paul Taylor, Senior Vice President Sales Europe, Russia and Africa, AspenTech
“As the region prepares for significant growth, the time is right for African oil refiners to implement process optimization in their plants. In particular, advanced process control improves operating stability and constraint handling resulting in less unscheduled plant downtime. AspenTech customers around the world use advanced process control and other optimization technology every day, generating more throughput, saving substantial plant and energy costs and improving profitability.”

Supporting Resources
• About aspenONE
• About aspenONE Advanced Process Control
• AspenTech Twitter Page
• AspenTech Facebook Page
• Refining Technology Africa 2012

About AspenTech
AspenTech is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing – for energy, chemicals, engineering and construction, and other industries that manufacture and produce products from a chemical process.  With integrated aspenONE solutions, process manufacturers can implement best practices for optimizing their engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations.  As a result, AspenTech customers are better able to increase capacity, improve margins, reduce costs and become more energy efficient.  To see how the world’s leading process manufacturers rely on AspenTech to achieve their operational excellence goals, visit