Bedrock Automation announced at the ARC Forum in Orlando that it has established a partnership agreement with integration provider Wood. Under the agreement, Wood automation & control, will deliver Bedrock Open Secure Automation (OSA) to its clients in energy and industrial markets. Wood has active membership in The Open Process Automation Forum, which is focused on the development of a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture.

“This partnership centres on combining our diverse capabilities and innovative solutions in automation with Bedrock’s OSA technology to bring open and secure systems to our clients, advancing our position as a world leading automation provider and bringing greater cyber protection to our client’s projects,” Jeff Shannon, senior manager of strategy and development in Wood’s automation & control group, said.

Wood’s automation and control group is a system-independent integrator comprised of over 1,400 automation professionals, with access to over 5,000 technical experts that provide full engineering, consulting, procurement, and construction services to customers around the world. Wood’s core automation experience spans the full spectrum from small integration projects to main automation contractor programs for large, multi-EPC projects, including a diverse portfolio of vertical markets. The company’s expertise extends across the full spectrum of hardware, including instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS), logic solvers and higher-level applications.

“We are delighted with this new partnership, which is another significant step forward in delivering Open Secure Automation to everyone,” Robert Bergman, vice president of marketing and business development, Bedrock Automation, said. “Bedrock’s focus will be to work with Wood – applying the vast knowledge and expertise of both companies to deliver secure and open control systems technology.”