Yokogawa Provides Remote Systems for New Offshore Wind Farm


Yokogawa Electric’s Solution Service subsidiary has completed the design, supply and commissioning of a remote operation and monitoring system based on the OpreX Collaborative Information Server for the offshore wind turbines and onshore facilities at the Ishikari Bay New Port Offshore Wind Farm. 

The company has also contracted to provide maintenance services at this project, which is operated by JERA and the Green Power Investment Corporation and owned through Green Power Ishikari.

The Ishikari Bay New Port Offshore Wind Farm is the first wind farm in Japan to use large-scale 8,000 kW wind turbines, and started commercial operations at the beginning of the year. The remote operation and monitoring system supplied by Yokogawa includes a video system for monitoring the offshore and onshore power generating facilities at the farm. The company will also provide maintenance services for these systems on an ongoing basis.

In addition to the systems delivered for this project, Yokogawa Solution Service has also received orders from Green Power Investment Corporation for systems that will aggregate information in real-time from wind farms all around Japan, and link this with cloud-based analysis tools. 

With Green Power Investment, Yokogawa Solution Service has additionally commenced proof-of-concept tests in which the DTSX3000 optical fiber temperature sensor, a product in the OpreX Field Instruments lineup, is utilized to detect signs of damage to the submarine cables at the Ishikari Bay wind farm.

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