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Telvent-BOTAŞ technological alliance supports natural gas as a clean energy source

May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009 - Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, announced today that the company has been awarded a new contract from BOTAŞ, Turkey's gas transmission company, for maintenance of its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

BOTAŞ, headquartered in Ankara, operates the network carrying natural gas from Russia, through Bulgaria, Iran and Turkmenistan, to Turkey. The geographical location of the country makes it a strategic focal point in transporting hydrocarbons from Central Asia to Western Europe. This maintenance contract will contribute to optimal gas pipeline network operations and maximize their performance, thereby favoring gas supply to users in Turkey and Europe.

This contract will afford the Turkish company assurance of proper gas pipeline operation and will definitively enable secure and responsible transportation of clean energy. Furthermore, it will guarantee infrastructure operation and make work easier for the company's operators, which will have a positive impact in terms of improved customer service and an overall contribution to the environment through the use of a cleaner source of energy.

According to Manuel Sanchez Ortega, Telvent's chairman, "Given that energy is a critical sector in which both security and sustainability are key elements, Telvent realizes the importance of the maintenance service it provides to assure smooth operation of previously installed systems."

The UNIX technology-based OASyS UX V6.2 SCADA has been operating and controlling the BOTAŞ gas transmission network since 2001. It was upgraded recently and expanded to meet demand and address present and future operational needs. This Telvent system has proven its capability as a scalable, robust and extensible control solution. This new support contract includes preventive and corrective maintenance of the installation, system configuration, and engineering support for a one-year period.

Telvent technology also manages the operational processes for Turkish gas companies İGDAŞ and Başkent Gaz (formerly EGO). These projects demonstrate the confidence the Turkish market has established in Telvent. Telvent is active in many Mediterranean basin countries, such as Italy, Greece and Egypt, where it has executed many large-scale projects.

About Telvent

Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT) is the global IT solutions and business information services provider that helps to improve the efficiency, safety and security of the world's leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of our planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (

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