Yokogawa’s Energy-Management System Will Strengthen Yuri Green Hydrogen Project in Australia

Tokyo-based Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s subsidiary, Yokogawa Australia, has secured a contract from Monford Group Pty Ltd. for the provision of an energy management system (EMS) for the initial phase (phase 0) of the Yuri Green Hydrogen Project (Yuri) in Australia. The project, situated in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, is managed by Yuri Operations Pty Ltd, a collaboration between ENGIE Renewables Australia Pty Ltd and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

The project’s construction is overseen by a consortium comprising engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) firms Technip Energies and Monford Group Pty Ltd. It encompasses an 18-megawatt solar power plant, an 8-megawatt battery energy storage system (BESS), and a 10-megawatt electrolyzer. This infrastructure, powered by carbon-free solar energy, is poised to produce up to 640 tons of green hydrogen annually. The hydrogen will serve as feedstock for green ammonia production at an adjacent facility operated by Yara Pilbara Fertiliser Pty Ltd (YPF), a subsidiary of Yara International ASA, one of the world’s leading producers of nitrogen-based mineral fertilizers.

Yokogawa Australia will supply an EMS, developed by Yokogawa Group’s PXiSE Energy Solutions LLC, for the control of the solar power plant, BESS, and electrolyzer. This EMS will be integrated with an integrated control system (ICS), centering on the Collaborative Information Server solution provided by Yokogawa under a separate contract for phase 0 of the project. Once these systems are implemented and integrated, the Yuri facility’s renewable energy production will be autonomously managed to ensure consistent stability and power quality, aligning with the requirements of the adjacent ammonia plant, weather conditions, and other variables.

PXiSE’s grid control solutions have already garnered acclaim in a Horizon Power project in Western Australia. Horizon Power, responsible for the world’s largest power supply area, plans to expand the utilization of these solutions to 34 additional Horizon Power microgrids following a successful rollout in Onslow. Yokogawa Australia’s Technical Excellence Center in Perth, Western Australia, with its extensive experience in delivering advanced solutions to diverse industries in the region, is poised to provide technical support and engineering services for the project.

Source: Chemical Engineering

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