SSE Renewables and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have linked up under a partnership that will see green hydrogen delivered to the UK and Ireland.
On 26 July, SSE Renewables announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see them explore the opportunity of producing and delivering green hydrogen through electrolysis. They will aim to co-locate hydrogen production facilities at two onshore windfarms in Scotland and Ireland, which will be announced at a later date.
The partnership will span the entire green hydrogen value chain, including construction, supply chain management, customer offtake and storage, end user requirements, reliability, and operation and maintenance. They will look to work with green hydrogen customers across a range of industries, such as transportation and major distilleries.
Scotland and Ireland, it was further noted, could support the establishment of a hydrogen economy, due to their abundant renewable energy resource, offering longer-term opportunities to export green hydrogen to regions around the UK and into Europe.