Partnership for more green hydrogen

Engineering Base provides the digital foundations

“Green hydrogen is the missing piece of the energy transition puzzle. We will only meet our climate goals with green hydrogen, while giving our economy a boost at the same time” – that is the message from Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). And it is why Germany is seeking to ramp up electrolysis capacity to at least 10 gigawatts by 2030. That would cover 20 to 30 percent of Germany’s hydrogen requirements according to the BMUV. Partnerships such as the one between hydrogen specialist Sunfire and AUCOTEC are helping to reach this goal.

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Dr. Wolfgang Staroske, Director of Project Engineering at Sunfire

The growing demand for electrolysis capacity is no secret. Technology leaders in the field of hydrogen, such as the company Sunfire, are in the front line when it comes to tackling this challenge. And the AUCOTEC software platform Engineering Base is set to play a key role here. It places the focus on optimized and scalable engineering processes for shorter project durations. “For us, the object-oriented data model of Engineering Base forms the foundation for significantly more efficient and agile plant development as well as for clearly structured modular engineering,” emphasizes Dr. Wolfgang Staroske, Director of Project Engineering at Sunfire. “The cooperation platform enables all engineering disciplines to work together collaboratively and simultaneously, with every change or addition immediately visible and traceable for everyone involved.”

With Engineering Base, Sunfire can not only standardize its software landscape, but also significantly reduce susceptibility to errors thanks to consistent data and automatic change management. The ability of Engineering Base to modularize across different disciplines is of particular interest to Sunfire.

The collaboration is also an important affirmation for AUCOTEC. “Here once again, Engineering Base is synonymous with greater process efficiency,” explains Uwe Vogt, Board Member of AUCOTEC. “We are particularly delighted that it has won over this innovative company in such a promising, sustainability-focused technology sector.”

Sunfire was highly impressed by the package as a whole, as Engineering Base fulfilled all the most important requirements: complete object orientation, crystal-clear navigation options and better electrical and process engineering functions. “For the latter aspect, we spent a long time exploring the market, and it was Engineering Base that finally convinced us,” adds Staroske.