Swiss engineering group ABB will implement an automation solution at French green hydrogen supplier Lhyfe’s first fully automated 24/7 production site in Bouin, France.
Supporting a wide range of industries in their digital transformation, ABB will supply Lhyfe’s first site with its Freelance distributed control system and ABB AbilityTM Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) digital platform.
These solutions will control all the elements involved in the hydrogen production process at the Bouin site in the Vendée region and ABB’s automation technology is being installed to deliver improved efficiency, safety and productivity across the operation.
“Lhyfe is pioneering a revolutionary process that makes green hydrogen production possible on an industrial scale – a big step towards tackling the world’s carbon footprint,” said Bruno Roche, Local Business Manager Industrial Automation at ABB France.
“This is a win-win technical partnership and ABB is thrilled to be a helping Lhyfe to deliver this important clean energy milestone.”
An integrated Freelance distributed control system (DCS) with a common and centralized database will reduce the development time and the complexity of automation systems.
With native inter-controller communication and a library of over 200 function blocks, this system will offer agility and scalability.
In coordination with Lhyfe and ABB, the system integrator Bossard, ABB’s partner in the Vendée, will be responsible for the design, construction, programming and commissioning of the entire solution.