Matrikon enters second phase of multi-site production and dispatch system with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Coal



    
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    Highlights
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    -   Matrikon(TM) has already successfully implemented a process and
        dispatch replacement system at two sites

    -   ProcessMORe(TM) enabled BMA Coal's plant operations to achieve a 95%
        reduction in manual data entry
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    EDMONTON, April 25 /CNW/ - Matrikon (TSX:MTK) today announced that BMA
Coal has standardized on ProcessMORe for its production and dispatch system.
ProcessMORe will be deployed at five additional facilities following
successful implementation at two sites in late 2006.
    Matrikon's ProcessMORe was selected to provide a flexible and reliable
production accounting solution for the processing plant, train loading
facility and stockpile operations at seven mines and to provide the corporate
office with central monitoring and reporting for these sites.
    The ProcessMORe solution ties into existing data assets and provides
seamless integration with external business partners, such as Queensland Rail
and internal business systems including mine information centre, plant
historian, port information management system & the corporate Intranet.
    In addition to providing seamless integration throughout the supply
chain, the initial project deployment streamlined plant operations and enabled
the mining company to eliminate up to 95% of manual data entry and improve the
timeliness of standardized reports.
    Sam Crisafulli, Managing Director of Matrikon's Asia-Pacific Operations,
reported: "We are pleased that BMA Coal has selected Matrikon's software
products for their production and dispatch requirements. Our software
solutions will assist BMA Coal in streamlining operations across their seven
sites and improve visibility from the corporate office."

    About BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)

    BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) (www.bmacoal.com) is Australia's
largest coal miner and exporter, and the world's largest supplier to the
seaborne coking coal market. BMA is a 50/50 alliance between the world's
largest diversified resources company and the world's largest general trading
company. Combined, BMA's two owners employ more than 84,000 people. BMA was
formed in June 2001, as a partnership between BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi
Development Pty Ltd, under which the two companies share equal ownership and
management of seven Central Queensland coal mines and a coal shipping
terminal.

    About Matrikon

    Matrikon (www.matrikon.com) is a leading provider of integrated
industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve
operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to
predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers
achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant
data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in
major cities throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East
and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process
industries, Matrikon's reach is global.

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For further information:

For further information: Nicole Sayler, Matrikon Investor Relations,
Phone: (780) 945-4010, nicole.sayler@matrikon.com

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