Shell and Siemens sign MoU on green hydrogen solutions

Shell Global Solutions International and Siemens Smart Infrastructure have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on creating green hydrogen-focused low-carbon energy solutions.

In addition to fostering cooperation in the fields of biofuels and circular chemistry, the agreement will encompass initiatives that Shell and its customers are working on to create green hydrogen for industrial purposes.

According to the agreement, Shell and Siemens will develop energy-efficient and sustainable power solutions, including but not limited to digitalization, effective networks, and the generation, distribution, and use of green hydrogen.

Shell will provide low-carbon biofuels to Siemens and its affiliates that minimize emissions across the supply chain, throughout Siemens operations, and during the usage of Siemens goods.

“Siemens is dedicated to separating electricity from the use of fossil fuels. According to Stephan May, CEO of Electrification and Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, partnerships are essential to advancing this work and making the switch to sustainable energy sources. “The alliance with Shell is a great fit for Siemens’ aim of electrifying the globe while assisting industrial and infrastructure clients in lowering their carbon footprints and achieving their sustainability objectives.”

Since 2010, the two businesses have worked together on a number of initiatives. The newly announced building of Shell’s Holland Hydrogen 1 (HH1) project on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam is one of the major steps forward for green hydrogen.

HH1 is slated to be one of the biggest green hydrogen production facilities in the world and the biggest in Europe, with a capacity of 200 megawatts and 60 tons of hydrogen produced each day.

As the provider of power distribution and substation automation, Siemens’ Electrification and Automation division are crucial to the project’s design, development, and implementation.

Through a maintenance agreement, it will also be engaged in the management of the facility, which is expected to be online in 2025. The facility will use power produced by wind turbines in the North Sea to manufacture hydrogen.