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Yokogawa Electric Corporation has been selected by Shell as the main automation contractor (MAC) for the construction of Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant (once operational in 2025).
The Holland Hydrogen I plant in the Dutch port of Rotterdam will produce renewable hydrogen by using electricity from an offshore wind farm.
In its role as MAC, Yokogawa will optimise operations at the plant by closely integrating its systems and equipment.
The Holland Hydrogen I plant will have a 200 megawatts (MW) electrolyser that will produce up to 60,000 kg of green hydrogen per day.
The green hydrogen produced at this plant will be transported via a pipeline to the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, where it will replace some of the grey hydrogen used in the refinery, partially decarbonising the facility’s production of energy products like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
Koji Nakaoka, Yokogawa Vice-President and Head of the company’s Energy and Sustainability Business Headquarters and Global Sales Headquarters, says: "Our company aims to play a leading role in achieving a world in which systems are closely integrated, based on the system of systems (SoS) concept.
A hydrogen supply chain consists of individual systems for various functions, such as production, pipeline transport, storage, and supply, each of which is owned by a different entity.
"Through participation in projects that help our customers achieve progress in their decarbonisation strategies and add value to their enterprises, Yokogawa will continue working to realise a sustainable society," says Nakaoka.
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