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December 12, 2012 - With open architecture design and network topology based on industry standard Ethernet, M&I Vessel Management System helps offshore supply vessel, platform supply vessel, and other marine markets control and manage their operations. Functions for vessel power and propulsion/thruster management are supplemented by such monitoring and control functions as machinery alarm management, cargo management, tank level monitoring, valve control, and ship system management.

American Electric Technologies, Inc

6410 Long Drive, Houston, TX, 77087, USA

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AETI Announces New M&I Vessel Management System Designed to Enhance Marine Control and Management Operations

Press release date: December 5, 2012

NEW ORLEANS -- American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AETI), a leading global provider of power delivery solutions for the energy industry, announced today at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans the introduction of its new M&I Vessel Management System. Available now, the software and hardware system is designed to enable the offshore supply vessel, platform supply vessel and other marine markets to efficiently control and manage their operations based on proven technology acquired through AETI's recent acquisition of Amnor Technologies Inc.

In addition to incorporating vessel power and propulsion/thruster management, the M&I Vessel Management System also provides a wide range of monitoring and control functions including: machinery alarm management, cargo management, tank level monitoring, valve control, and ship system management capabilities.

The M&I Vessel Management System is an open architecture design and the network topology is based on industry standard Ethernet. Vessel owners/operators will realize reduced operational costs by utilizing the integrated power demand monitoring functionality.

"AETI's M&I Electric and South Coast Electric operating groups have built a cost-effective and technologically advanced power distribution system for global vessel operators," said Dale Reeder, vice president of marine marketing. "The combination of our generator control switchgear and propulsion drives, when integrated with our new Vessel Management System, will now enable us to provide enhanced electrical Single Source Vendor (SSV) capabilities to our customers."

For more information, stop by M&I Electric's booth (#2955) at the International Workboat Show or visit www.aeti.com.

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AETI) is a leading global provider of power delivery solutions to the energy industry. AETI offers M&I Electric(TM) power distribution and control products, electrical services, and E&I Construction services, as well as American Access Technologies zone enclosures, and Omega Metals custom fabrication services. South Coast Electric Systems L.L.C., a subsidiary, services Gulf Coast marine and vessel customers.

AETI is headquartered in Houston and has global sales, support and manufacturing operations in Beaumont, Texas, Keystone Heights, Florida and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. In addition, AETI has minority interests in three joint ventures in Xian, China, Singapore and Macae, Brazil. AETI's SEC filings, news and product/service information are available at www.aeti.com.

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
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American Electric Technologies, Inc.
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713-869-0707

Investor Contacts:
American Electric Technologies, Inc.
713-644-8182
investorrelations@aeti.com

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