Wood Group has acquired Cape Software (Cape), a Texas provider of simulation software and services for operator training and logic validation for SCADA and DCS industrial control systems used by the oil & gas and other process-based industries. Cape will become part of the MSi Kenny Products business within Wood Group Kenny. Cape's revenue for the year to December 31, 2013 was around $5 million.
Cape's VP Link® software product, used to simulate process responses on control networks and for interactive operator training, complements MSi Kenny's more comprehensive Virtuoso® simulation modelling technology, which is used for pipelines and processes. The companies' previous collaborations have resulted in the development and implementation of integrated operator training systems for upstream offshore oil & gas facilities, enabling critical unit operations to be rigorously modelled.