Since its foundation in 1915, Yokogawa has contributed to society by providing leading edge products and solutions centering on its measurement, control and information technologies. Yokogawa’s commitment to service excellence and technical support has seen more than 250 projects successfully delivered in the Sub Saharan African region, with the most recent project being the largest on- and offshore open-access liquid petroleum gas (LPG) import terminal facility in Africa.
Located in the port of Saldanha Bay, South Africa, Sunrise Energy was established in 2007 to develop and construct an LPG Terminal. The company’s vision is to import much-needed LPG in significant quantities, which in turn will boost regional energy security and increase competition, to the benefit of consumers and the provincial and national economies. Sunrise Energy own and operate the world class facility which can be used by any legitimate gas importer, distributor or downstream user for the import of LPG, commercial propane or Butane, subject to maximum throughput and storage tariffs which are set and regulated by the National Energy Regulator of SA . Designed in a modular way to respond to growth in demand, the terminal has a total storage capacity (in its first phase) of 5 500 metric tonnes (MT) of LPG, allowing an annual throughput of almost 200 000MT. The first shipments of LPG were successfully discharged in May 2017.
As the preferred automation vendor, Yokogawa was selected to design, supply and commission the Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) based on Yokogawa’s Centum DCS and ProSafe SIS platforms, and the overall Terminal Management System. Yokogawa’s Terminal Management System, Terminal Logistic Suite VP (TLSVP), was designed and developed to meet the exacting operational demands and logistic needs in terminals. The platform can perform everything from ship unloading to tanker truck, rail car loading and pipeline operations, inventory management, master data management, security control, audit trail, and other movement operations such as tank-to-tank transfers and blending. Moreover, truck management, product tracking and jetty scheduling are additional features that support customer terminal operations efficiently. TLSVP is applicable to all industries including Oil, LNG, LPG, Chemical and Petrochemical terminals worldwide.
This facility is the first of its kind in South Africa. Through the deployment of Yokogawa’s experienced engineering resources, the project was successfully delivered to ensure Sunrise Energy to provide accurate mass balances and efficient terminal operations. Yokogawa will continue to provide value-adding services throughout the life of the terminal. Yokogawa’s reliability, quality and availability of systems made them the ideal partner for Sunrise Energy.
Under the corporate brand slogan of “Co-innovating tomorrow”, Yokogawa continues to establish even greater levels of trust with its customers and to work with them to create new value for a brighter future.
About Sunrise Energy
Sunrise Energy was built in partnership between the South African private and public sectors at a cost of more than R1 billion. It is owned 60% by Mining, Oil & Gas Services (MOGS) which is majority owned by Royal Bafokeng Holdings. The Industrial Development Corporation owns 31% of Sunrise Energy.
Yokogawa’s global network of 113 companies spans 60 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.5 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. Targeting this segment, Yokogawa helps companies maximize their profits by offering a wide range of highly reliable products and working with the subsidiary KBC Advanced Technologies to provide premium solutions and services. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit www.yokogawa.com/za