Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy have joined forces with the aim of unlocking a “new era” of offshore green hydrogen production.
On 13 January, the companies announced that they will combine their ongoing wind-to-hydrogen developments to address the challenge of decarbonising the economy to tackle the climate crisis. The developments will contribute to a solution that fully integrates an electrolyser into an offshore wind turbine as a single synchronised system to directly produce green hydrogen, with a full-scale offshore demonstration targeted for 2025-26.
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has said the developments can be implemented as part of the ideas competition, “Hydrogen Republic of Germany”.
Over five years, Siemens Gamesa is planning to invest €80mn, with Siemens Energy earmarking €40mn. The companies said their developments will serve as a test bed for making large-scale, cost efficient hydrogen production a reality, while also providing the feasibility of reliable, effective implementation of wind turbines in systems for producing hydrogen from renewable energy.