Matrikon(TM) Wind Asset Monitoring Solution launched at WINDPOWER 2009 Conference



    
    HIGHLIGHTS
    -   Reduces operating and maintenance costs related to wind farms'
        critical assets and equipment
    -   Monitors and analyzes the performance of your critical assets
    -   Minimizes unplanned downtime
    -   Increases asset utilization and availability
    

    CHICAGO, May 4 /CNW/ - Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) announced the official
launch of Matrikon(TM) Wind Asset Monitor at the WINDPOWER 2009 Conference
held in Chicago, Illinois. Wind Asset Monitor allows wind farm operators to
monitor, maintain, analyze and improve their equipment and asset performance
in real-time.
    Wind energy producers now have the technology to accurately predict and
prevent equipment failures, increase asset availability, and significantly
extend equipment life. Wind Asset Monitor is an OEM (Original Equipment
Manufacturer)-independent and scalable system that meets the requirements of
the smallest wind farm to multi-farm portfolios.
    Wind Asset Monitor integrates all available operating and maintenance
data, including, but not limited to, your SCADA systems, real-time historians,
and Maintenance Management Systems to aggregate the information into
actionable tasks. Wind energy producers will have the ability to track and
trend key performance indicators, manage their fleets, and predict impending
equipment breakdowns. The result is a considerable reduction in operating and
maintenance costs and increased asset availability and utilization.
    Nizar J. Somji, president & CEO of Matrikon stated: "By ensuring that
equipment assets are ready to produce when the wind blows, Wind Asset Monitor
will help energy producers achieve the target of supplying 20% of the
electricity produced in America by 2030."
    Wind turbines and their associated subcomponents represent the core
producing asset and some of the highest capital and operating costs of a wind
farm. Ensuring the availability of these core assets during peak producing
periods is one of the primary challenges facing the industry today. As a
result, many wind energy producers are investing in technology to reduce
maintenance costs, improve productivity, and optimize asset availability and
utilization. These initiatives will maximize profitability and help ensure
viability in an increasingly competitive and growing market.
    Wind Asset Monitor is based on Matrikon's core equipment monitoring
platform.

    About Matrikon

    Matrikon (www.matrikon.com) is a provider of industrial intelligence
solutions that transform production data into the knowledge needed to
anticipate problems and optimize operations - empowering and sustaining the
achievement of operational excellence. With offices throughout North America,
Australia, Europe and the Middle East, and clients who are industry leaders in
the process industries, power generation and mining, Matrikon's reach is
global. Matrikon has been empowering excellence since 1988, and is traded on
the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol MTK.

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For further information:

For further information: Product Information: Robert (Bob) Lee, (780)
448-1010 x4602, robert.lee@matrikon.com; Investor/Media Information: Nicole
Sayler, (780) 945-4010, nicole.sayler@matrikon.com

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