Yokogawa to Bring Cutting-Edge Energy Management Solutions to Australia

Yokogawa Electric Corporation reported that its subsidiary Yokogawa Australia has received an order from Monford Group Pty Ltd to provide an energy management system (EMS) for the Yuri Green Hydrogen Project (Yuri), which is building an industrial-scale renewable hydrogen production complex in Australia.

Yokogawa to Bring Cutting-Edge Energy Management Solutions to Australia
Conceptual drawing showing the Yuri project facilities at the completion of phase 0. The existing YPF ammonia plant is in the foreground and the solar plant is in the background. Image Credit: ENGIE S.A.

Yuri Operations Pty Ltd, a joint venture between ENGIE Renewables Australia Pty Ltd and Mitsui & Co., Ltd, is working on the Yuri project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

These facilities, which will include an 18-megawatt solar power plant, an 8-megawatt battery energy storage system (BESS), and a 10-megawatt electrolyzer, are being built by a consortium formed of the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) firms Technip Energies and Monford Group Pty Ltd.

This facility can generate up to 640 tons of green hydrogen annually using carbon-free solar energy. At a nearby ammonia plant run by Yara Pilbara Fertiliser Pty Ltd (YPF), the hydrogen will be used as a feedstock to create green ammonia. One of the biggest manufacturers of nitrogen-based mineral fertilizers in the world, Yara International ASA, wholly owns YPF.

Yokogawa Australia will provide an EMS developed by Yokogawa Group company PXiSE Energy Solutions LLC to monitor the solar power plant, BESS, and the electrolyzer. This EMS will be coupled with an integrated control system (ICS) based on the Collaborative Information Server solution, which Yokogawa will also provide under a separate contract for phase 0 of this project.

After these components have been put in place and integrated, the Yuri facility’s renewable energy production will be autonomously managed to guarantee consistent stability and power quality based on the demands of the nearby ammonia plant’s operations, the weather, and other parameters.

PXiSE’s grid control solutions have been highly assessed at a Horizon Power project in Western Australia. Horizon Power serves the world’s largest power supply area, and after a successful rollout in Onslow, the solutions will be implemented in 34 additional Horizon Power microgrids.

Additionally, the capability of Yokogawa Australia’s Technical Excellence Center in Perth, Western Australia, to provide technical support and engineering services supported by several years of experience in providing cutting-edge solutions to a wide range of industries in Australia was assessed.

In a world in which systems are becoming closely integrated, based on the system of systems (SoS) concept, we will contribute to our customer’s ESG management by offering high value-added solutions, including the integration of plant control and energy management systems to enable the timely control of complex power systems.

Koji Nakaoka, Senior Vice President and Head, Energy & Sustainability Business Headquarters and Global Sales Headquarters, Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Source: https://www.yokogawa.com/

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