Shell and Siemens bolster ties to advance green hydrogen and biofuels projects

Shell Global Solutions International and Siemens Smart Infrastructure have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing low-carbon energy solutions focused on green hydrogen, supporting the energy transition.

Courtesy of Siemens

The agreement will cover projects that produce green hydrogen for industrial applications at Shell and its customers as well as enhancing collaboration in the areas of biofuels and circular chemistry.

Under the MoU, Shell and Siemens will create solutions that increase energy efficiency and generate sustainable power, consisting of, but not limited to, digitalisation, efficient networks and the production, distribution and application of green hydrogen.

When it comes to biofuels, Shell will supply Siemens and its affiliates with low-carbon products that reduce emissions across the supply chain, in Siemens’ operations and in the use phase of Siemens products.

“Siemens is committed to decoupling electrification from fossil fuel resources. Partnerships are key to driving this effort and transitioning towards sustainable energy supplies”, said Stephan May, CEO of Electrification and Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “The partnership with Shell fits perfectly with Siemens’ vision of electrifying the world while helping industry and infrastructure customers reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their sustainability goals.”

The two companies have been collaborating on several projects since 2010. One of the key milestones advancing green hydrogen is the recently announced construction of Shell’s Holland Hydrogen 1 (HH1) project on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam.

With a capacity of 200 megawatts and 60 tons of hydrogen per day, HH1 is planned to be one of the largest green hydrogen production plants in the world and the biggest in Europe.

Siemens’ Electrification and Automation business plays an important role in the project’s planning, construction, and execution, as the power distribution and substation automation supplier.

It will also be involved in the operation of the plant, which is scheduled to go online in 2025, through a servicing contract. The plant will produce hydrogen using electricity generated by wind turbines in the North Sea.

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