CONSOL Energy Drives Operational Excellence with NRX

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ -- NRX, the market leader in Asset Information
Management (AIM) solutions, is pleased to announce that CONSOL Energy, the
largest producer of high-Btu bituminous coal in the United States, has
purchased an enterprise license for the NRX Asset Center and VIP solutions to
drive operational excellence across all CONSOL Energy's mines.
    Mining operations and personnel face many challenges, such as accessing
mission critical asset information and spare parts. Errors in parts-
identification and ordering as well as excessive search times lead to
equipment downtime, which causes production and productivity losses. Another
major issue is keeping asset information current; equipment has to be modified
for different mining conditions, so machinery is often repaired and rebuilt
on-site or with local contractors. As a result, systems may not get updated
and a tremendous level of complexity is added to the management of change
(MOC) processes for asset information.
    NRX Asset Center, an SAP-Endorsed Business Solution, will allow CONSOL
Energy to address these challenges by ensuring CONSOL's mining operations have
immediate access to asset information. Combined with VIP, an intuitive role-
based workspace, the right information can be deployed to the right person to
make the right decision. Mining operations as a whole will benefit from
improved asset visibility, and standardized maintenance work management, MRO
supply chain and MOC processes. The result is improved equipment uptime and
higher workforce productivity and morale.
    "We are excited about CONSOL Energy's decision to deploy Asset Center and
VIP company-wide," said Paul Gray, CEO of NRX. "CONSOL Energy is a market
leading company that recognizes the strategic role of Asset Information
Management (AIM) in the creation of competitive advantage and the achievement
of its corporate objectives."
    About CONSOL Energy
    CONSOL Energy Inc., a high-Btu bituminous coal and coal bed methane
company, is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and has annual
revenues of $3.7 billion. It has 17 bituminous coal mining complexes in six
states and reports proven and probable coal reserves of 4.5 billion tons.
CONSOL Energy was named one of America's most admired companies in 2005 by
Fortune magazine. It received the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of
Surface Mining National Award for Excellence in Surface Mining for the
company's innovative reclamation practices in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Also in
2003, the company was listed in Information Week magazine's "Information Week
500" list for its information technology operations. In 2002, the company
received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Protection Award.
Additional information about the company can be found at its web site:
    About NRX
    NRX is the market leader in Asset Information Management (AIM) solutions
The NRX solution enables operational readiness for capital projects by
reducing schedule and cost, data migration complexity, and accelerating time
to full production. For operating assets, the solution enables operational
excellence through increases in reliability, and maintenance and MRO supply
chain efficiency. NRX Asset Center is purpose built to address asset
information management challenges across the entire asset lifecycle. The
solution combines data, document, and project management software and
methodologies to enable asset owners and engineering companies to define their
requirements; manage the data and document collection and transformation
process; and easily deploy and sustain asset information.

    For more information:

    Terence Leung
    Vice President, Marketing and Solutions
    tel: 1 (877) 603 4679

For further information:

For further information: Terence Leung, Vice President, Marketing and 
Solutions of NRX, +1-877-603-4679, Web Site:

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