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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 97196823641-83
Registration date: 21/05/10 10:20:56

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/04/14 09:33:25
The date of the last annual update was 24/04/14 09:33:25

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: USPI-NL
Acronym: USPI
Legal status: Association (non-profit)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Paul van Exel
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Paul van Exel
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 45 Utrechtseweg 
Amersfoort 3818EA
Telephone number: (+31) 334657679
Fax number: (+31) 334450357
Other contact information: The association USPI aims at improving asset engineering information management for plants and products over the life cycle of those plants and products and accross the plant supply chain. It does so in particular through use of international standards.

The association is non-profit and has about 35 members of plant owners in oil, gas, proces & power, (EPC) contractors, equipment suppliers to various industries, consultancies, software suppliers, universities and training institutes.
The association exists formally 15 years and informally about 19 years.
The associaiton is led by an executive committee and a member management board.
There is also a foundation with the same aim with subscription to the chamber of commerce so that finance can be handled.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Vision of USPI

“Companies in the process industries shall be able to share and/or exchange electronically the information needed to design, build, operate and maintain process and power plants using internationally accepted standards”.

This vision fits with the Next Generation Scenario that was developed for the Oil, Gas, Process & Power industry plant supply chain. It was formally published in February 2003.

The mission of USPI:
“To develop, maintain and promote the use of international information standards and best practices for product and plant life cycle information”

With the aims:
- To achieve quality engineering information required in the delivery of products and installations that are safe, reliable and environmentally friendly.
- To achieve shorter project delivery time, lower costs and support innovation.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 500
Complementary information: The number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the register includes:
- one person as permanent staff of USPI.
- other persons involved in activities do so through the activities of the member companies.

Since member conpanies are not registered separately under the transparancy register to my knowledge, they have been taken into account in the present declaration.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Working towards cooperation and achieving common industry goals.
This is undertaken by communicating with other associations and industry groups in the various countries.
In effect, UPSI drives the DIG a collaboration of global industry groups seeking interoperability in polkant and product information mgt.

Under CEN the ORCHID CWA has been developed laying out a rodamap for process industry enabling to asses where companies are in the overall process.
Communication with the policy makers of EU ICT policy FP7, communication with NEN, CEN and ISO and IEC Technical Committees.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Education
  • Information Society
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Networking of USPI
- MB, Mgt Board of senior member representatives
- NEN, Dutch standards body
- NAP, Dutch association for process industry
- NVDO, Association for efficient maintenance of plants and installations
- VOMI, Association for mechanical contractors
- FHI/IA, Association for instrument and DCS suppliers with a focus on Industrial Automation
- FME-CWM, Association for mechanical and metal
- VNCI, Association for chemical industry
- UNETO, CROW, STABU, working on information mgt in civil structures
- VNSI, Association for shipbuilding
- FIATECH, Association for capital projects and technology innovation, USA
- NAMUR-PROLIST Association of chemical and oil companies, Germany
- ISO TC 184/SC4, International standards community for industrial data and automation
- THTH, Association of Finland pulp & paper industry
- eCl@ss, Association for classification of products
- ICAAMC, Association for compressor manufacturers
- ENAA, Japan association for plant owners and EPC contractors

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Most of the member companies are large companies operating internationally.
The central office however intentially is small and works on contributions, donations, subsidies and workshops ands services. Total turnover € 100000 per year

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
PWHM van Exel