Ørsted and Williams have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore potential jointly developed Power-to-X projects in the US.
The two companies are collaborating on ways to combine Ørsted’s renewable energy and hydrogen expertise with Williams’ natural gas infrastructure and processing expertise to co-develop hydrogen or synthetic natural gas facilities powered by renewable energy.
As part of this agreement, the parties are exploring co-development opportunities for large-scale wind energy, electrolysis, and synthetic gas via methanation in western Wyoming, where Williams owns significant land and natural gas infrastructure.
“We’re excited to partner with Williams to deliver clean fuels in the US and transform our Onshore business into a potential growth platform for renewable hydrogen,” said Vishal Kapadia, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Ørsted Onshore, continuing: “Combining our renewable development and operations expertise with access to large-scale gas transportation networks and infrastructure will further expand the scope of energy solutions we can deliver and positions us well to continue to develop innovative approaches to drive the decarbonisation of the energy system.”
“Natural gas and our large-scale energy infrastructure network are ideal partners for facilitating the integration of renewables into the energy mix, while helping our customers move toward a low-carbon future,” said Chad Zamarin, Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategic Development at Williams, continuing: “It’s through technology innovation and collaboration with forward-thinking companies such as Ørsted that we can leverage our assets and expertise to develop solutions to advance the clean energy economy.”