Siemens has commissioned one of Germany’s largest green hydrogen plants in Wunsiedel, Upper Franconia. The industrial giant says the facility will produce up to 1,350 tonnes of green hydrogen annually generated by an electrolyser with a total capacity of 8.75 megawatts. Renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park will be used to generate hydrogen.
With this project, it is anticipated that the annual CO2 can be slashed by up to 13,500 tonnes.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure is the general contractor responsible for the construction of the hydrogen plant and the creation of a monitored and controlled power grid.
With global warming, energy dependency and rising costs becoming increasingly pressing issues, real-world solutions for the future of energy are crucial,” said Matthias Rebellius, managing board member of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure.
“The Wunsiedel project is an excellent demonstration of how vision and initiative combined with the right technology and financing can drive forward the development of a carbon-free power supply.”With the commissioning of the hydrogen plant, the commercial production of the energy source H2 in Wunsiedel will commence. Talks regarding the expansion of the plant’s capacity to 17.5 megawatts are already underway.