Hollysys Automation Technologies Establishes a Strong Foothold in High-end Thermal Power Automation Industry

BEIJING, December 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, announced today that it has been awarded three separate contracts by different power corporations in the country, to supply its proprietary industrial Distributed Control Systems (DCS) to 6X660MW ultra-supercritical thermal power generating units in aggregate, with all of the delivery expected to be completed by the end of 2012.

The three DCS contract wins include 2X660MW ultra-supercritical thermal power generating units of Yuejiang Thermal Power Plant constructed by Guangdong Yudean Group Co., Ltd. In Guangdong Province, 2X660MW units of Dianta Thermal Power Plant by Shenhua Shendong Power Company Ltd. in Shaanxi Province, and 2X660MW units of Guizhou Panxian Thermal Power Plant by Guangxi Investment Group in Guizhou Province.

The automation and control system for large-scale thermal power plants is consisted of various ancillary sub-systems besides the core DCS system, such as optimization, desulfurization, Digital Electric Hydraulic Control and etc. It is a common practice for DCS supplier to commission the ancillary sub-systems in automation and control of large-scale thermal power plants due to the nature of DCS system. The company expects to generate a series of follow-on contracts on the three DCS contract wins.

Dr. Changli Wang, Chairman and CEO of Hollysys, commented, "We are pleased to have established a strong foothold in high-end thermal power automation and control market in China evidenced by a string of DCS contract wins of 660MW power generating units, which have been pretty much dominated by multi-national corporations. We will continue to leverage on our proprietary technology and total solution approach to further penetrate into high-end segments of industrial automation and consolidate low-end to mid-end market through expanded sales and service network in the country, to create value for our shareholders."

About Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.

Hollysys Automation Technologies is a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China that enables its diversified industry and utility customers to improve operating safety, reliability, and efficiency. Founded in 1993, Hollysys has approximately 3,500 employees with nationwide presence in over 40 cities in China, with subsidiaries and offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, India, and serves over 2000 customers in the industrial, railway, subway & nuclear industries in China, south-east Asia, and the middle east. Its proprietary technologies are applied in its industrial automation solution suite including Distributed Control System (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), RMIS, HAMS, OTS, and other products, high-speed railway signaling system of Train Control Center(TCC) and Automatic Train Protection (ATP), and other products, subway supervisory and control platform (SCADA), and nuclear conventional island automation and control system.

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