Siemens and Shell sign MoU to advance low-carbon, highly efficient energy solutions

by Sep 16, 2022

Shell and Siemens have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing low-carbon and efficient energy solutions. This agreement further strengthens a longstanding relationship between the two companies, and focuses on developing such projects that produce, distribute and apply green hydrogen in various industrial applications for Shell and its customers. It also aims to enhance collaboration in the areas of biofuels and circular chemistry. Under this MoU, Siemens seeks to contribute towards Shell’s transition to net-zero operations whereas Shell aims to supply Siemens with low-carbon products that reduce emissions across its entire supply chain. The two companies have been collaborating on several projects since 2010 with Siemens supplying electrical equipment such as switchgears, pumps, transformers to Shell. One of the key milestones of this collaboration will be Shell’s Holland Hydrogen 1 (HH1) Project which comprises of a 200 MW electrolyzer that will produce up to 60,000 kg of green hydrogen per day. Holland Hydrogen 1 is planned to be one of the largest green hydrogen production plants in the world and the biggest in Europe as claimed by Shell. The electrolyzer will be supplied renewable power from the offshore wind farm, Hollandse Kust (noord), whereas the green hydrogen produced at Holland Hydrogen I project will be transported through the HyTransPort pipeline and supplied to the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam where it will replace some of the grey hydrogen usage and hence, partially decarbonize the facility’s production of energy products like petrol, diesel and jet fuel. Shell also aims to direct green hydrogen towards refueling stations to help in decarbonizing commercial road transport. Holland Hydrogen I marks an important milestone in Shell’s journey to build a hydrogen economy by developing opportunities in production, storage, transport and delivery of hydrogen to end users. Siemens is playing a role in the planning, construction and execution of HH1, and will be involved in the operation of the plant once it comes online in 2025.

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