Energy & Sustainability Business

Yokogawa's energy & sustainability business segment protects the environment by supporting the effective use of energy and contributing to the realization of a sustainable society. Capitalizing on its expertise and strong customer relationships in the oil & gas, petrochemical, renewable energy, power, energy management, and energy storage fields, Yokogawa supports safe and optimal operations throughout the increasingly diversified energy supply chain, from production and supply through to use, disposal, and recycling.

Business Overview

Strategic Direction and Business Domain

  • Strategic Direction
    We provide energy-related customers with solutions that not only optimize production processes, which has always been one of our strengths, but also cover the entire value chain.
    We support safe and optimal operations in a diverse range of energy sectors, spanning the entire value chain of production, supply, use, disposal, and recycling.
    Our business vision for 2030 is as follows: “With the clean energy generated by our technology, we contribute to well-being and quality life of all.” Over the years, we have developed numerous measurement, control, and information technologies. Based on the trust that we have won through these technologies, we will work closely with our stakeholders to co-create solutions that accelerate the transformation to clean energy sources.
  • Business Domain
    Our business domain encompasses the entire energy supply chain, from drilling for oil and gas to power transmission and distribution.

Business Domain

Approach with Yokogawa's Accelerate Growth 2023 (AG2023) Mid-term Business Plan

With AG2023, we aim to expand the scope of our solutions, moving beyond production sites to cover our customers’ entire value chain. For example, we will develop solutions to optimize operations on the vertical axis, covering everything from plant site operations to higher-level operations typically handled by ERP packages, and on the horizontal axis will offer solutions that cover entire supply chains as well as energy transmission and distribution infrastructure. We will offer solutions for the end-to end optimization of processes on both axes.
We are swiftly moving to expand our business, as part of which we are actively participating in proof of concept (PoC) and pilot projects with our customers to solve issues and demonstrate results. In new business areas such as hydrogen and ammonia production and carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), we are currently investigating different business models and examining the profitability of these businesses in collaboration with end users and stakeholders in related industries. In addition, a global player that highly values our track record and system integration capabilities has asked us to not only be the main automation contractor, but to also be responsible for a much broader scope of activities, including the achievement of carbon neutrality throughout the supply chain, unmanned operations. In this way, through collaboration with customers and various stakeholders, M&A, and participation in government-support schemes, we are taking action under the AG2023 plan to further accelerate the development of this business.

Contributions to the SDGs

Yokogawa is pursuing its “Three goals” for sustainability based on a vision for society in the year 2050. With the overall aim of achieving the goal of net-zero emissions, our energy & sustainability business segment will help to achieve a sustainable society by providing solutions that make it possible to use energy more efficiently. To address issues that impact the stable supply of renewable energy, a key means for the achievement of net-zero emissions, we will seek to optimize the entire supply chain, leveraging our strengths and best practices. We will globally expand the use of solutions that have been developed to improve productivity for our oil & gas customers, and will engage in co-creation with a variety of stakeholders to develop and offer new environmentally friendly technology solutions for use in applications such as carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) and carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).

Areas where the energy & sustainability business contributes, and related SDGs, targeting the year 2030
Areas where the energy & sustainability business contributes, and related SDGs, targeting the year 2030

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