Tokyo, Japan - April 2, 2020
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary, has installed a Yokogawa control system for one of Japan's largest wind-power plants, and that this facility, Wind Farm Tsugaru, has come online. This plant was built by Green Power Tsugaru GK, a limited liability company that belongs to Green Power Investment Corporation.
Wind Farm Tsugaru（Source: Green Power Investment Corporation）
Wind Farm Tsugaru is located in Tsugaru City, Aomori Prefecture. With 38 wind-turbines and a total power generation capacity of 121,600 kW, it is one of the largest onshore wind-power plants in Japan. To monitor the operation of this facility's wind turbines and provide integrated supervisory control of remote substations and the system interconnection switching stations, Yokogawa Solution Service delivered the FAST/TOOLS™ SCADA* software, e-RT3 real-time-OS-based controllers, and network infrastructure devices. In addition to carrying out all the engineering work, Yokogawa Solution Service assisted the customer with the commissioning of the SCADA system.
In keeping with its sustainability goals for the year 2050 and the business focus areas defined in its Transformation 2020 mid-term business plan, Yokogawa is strengthening its renewable energy business. Leveraging the experience that it has gained in Japan through such undertakings as the participation in Wind Farm Tsugaru project, and based on its measurement, control, and information technologies and know-how, Yokogawa will work actively with companies around the world to combat global warming by proposing solutions that help renewable energy plants generate power more efficiently.
* Supervisory control and data acquisition. The FAST/TOOLS SCADA software, which is a product in Yokogawa's OpreX™ Control and Safety System family, provides a human-machine interface (HMI) for the monitoring and control of plant facilities. The e-RT3 real-time-OS-based controllers, which are a core SCADA system component, are a product in the OpreX Control Devices family.
Founded in 1915, Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The industrial automation business provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business, the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment with industry-leading precision and reliability. Yokogawa co-innovates with its customers through a global network of 113 companies spanning 60 countries, generating US$3.6 billion in sales in FY2018. For more information, please visit www.yokogawa.com.
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The use of renewable energy protects the environment and takes both society and industry closer to the goal of achieving sustainability. However, compared to conventional energy sources, there are certain challenges that stand in the way of its rapid adoption, such as higher production costs and greater instability in the supply of power to the grid. As a leading company in the control and instrumentation business, Yokogawa has always striven to help its customers in various industries achieve stable operations and improve productivity in their plants. Based on our VigilantPlant concept for attaining operational excellence, we are providing solutions that pave the way to the use of renewable energy sources.