In order to provide farming solutions, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently signed an IoT agreement with Yara. Yara’s next-gen DPP (Digital Production Platform) will be developed in collaboration with AWS.
DPP powers Yara’s production system which consists of 28 sites (featuring 122 production units that use various production processes including NPK, ammonia, nitric acid, nitrate granulation, and carbon dioxide plants) and two mines.
Marcus Furuholmen, VP- Digital Production, Yara said, “Yara’s vision is simple yet extremely powerful. Through our worldwide operations we seek to contribute to a collaborative society, a world without hunger, and a planet respected. The digitalisation of our production system contributes to all these goals. The new Yara DPP will help us substantially improve efficiencies, foster collaboration with partners on new business models, and, most importantly, increase the quality of our fertiliser products, which will lead to more mouths fed globally in a sustainable way.”
“We are proud to help Yara with its important mission to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet for years to come. The transformation of their production system is yet another example of how AWS helps and supports customers’ unique innovation endeavours”, shared Bill Vass, VP of Technology, AWS.
Yara will benefit from AWS’ expertise in machine learning to predict the quality and composition of products, improve the balance of site utilities, and determine when machines are in need of repair to prevent/minimise downtime and keep production at optimal levels.