ABB to install control solution for Lhyfe’s green hydrogen clean energy production project

Lhyfe, a French green hydrogen producer and supplier, has selected ABB to supply their first production site with its Freelance distributed control system and ABB Ability Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) digital platform.

These solutions will monitor all the elements involved in the process of hydrogen production at the Bouin site in the Vendée region, France and ABB’s automation technology is being implemented to provide improved efficiency, safety , and productivity during 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. This is a win-win technical partnership and ABB is thrilled to be a helping Lhyfe to deliver this important clean energy milestone.”

Bruno Roche, local business manager industrial automation at ABB France.

To control all the elements of the hydrogen production process at its fully automated 24/7 Bouin site -to be inaugurated in 2021 -Lhyfe has chosen a complete ABB control solution. An integrated Freelance distributed control system (DCS) with a common and centralized database will reduce the development time and the complexity of automation systems.

This system will deliver agility and scalability with native intercontroller communication and a library of over 200 function blocks. The system integrator Bossard, ABB’s Vendée partner, will be responsible for the design, construction, programming and commissioning of the entire solution, in collaboration with Lhyfe and ABB.

“Around the world, ABB’s innovative solutions are improving industrial efficiency, productivity and quality, while minimizing environmental impact. In addition, ABB is already very active in the world of hydrogen and renewable activities. Their experience and broad portfolio will hopefully mean we are in a position to partner on future projects. We are pleased to be working with a business so committed to renewable energy.”

Matthieu Guesné, founder of Lhyfe.