The facility will enable industrial-scale manufacturing of electrolysers that in essence will be capable of creating green hydrogen for various projects around the globe.

The next milestone in this project will be to begin the first gigawatt production at a multi-gigawatt factory for electrolyser systems and contribute further to the decarbonisation of society.

Read more: Siemens unveils plans for one of Germany’s largest hydrogen production plants
Read more:
Siemens Gamesa powers fuel cell vehicles with green hydrogen produced at its ‘ground-breaking’ Brande Hydrogen test site

By increasing the quantity of electrolysis units entering the market, it provides an avenue to drive down the cost of green hydrogen by making more affordable electrolysers – a key aspect in raising demand for the clean energy carrier.

Currently the site mainly manufactures gas turbines, which are said to be among the most powerful and efficient in the world. These can also already be operated with up to 50% hydrogen, and by 2030 complete hydrogen operation should be possible.

Christian Bruch, President and CEO of Siemens Energy, said, “With the new production facility for hydrogen electrolysers, we are reinforcing our claim to play an active role in shaping the energy transition.

“To this end, we are pooling our knowledge in the field of various energy technologies in Berlin. For us, hydrogen is an important component of the future energy world.

“For this to be economically viable, the manufacturing costs for electrolysers must be significantly reduced. With our new production facility we are helping to make hydrogen competitive sooner.”

Building a green hydrogen economy in the UAE – An interview with Siemens Energy

Sustainability, innovation and transformation are three words that sum up Siemens Energy in a nutshell. More than just an energy technology company, Siemens Energy is committed to making sustainable, reliable and affordable energy possible, through its global team of more than 91,000 employees across 90 countries.

On its quest to reshape the energy of tomorrow, and with a 150-year legacy rich in innovation, the Hydrogen Council member is pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Spun off from parent global technology giant Siemens in September 2020 – in what was Germany’s largest ever spin off, Siemens Energy strives for sustainability in its decarbonisation journey, innovation centred on future technologies, and transformation among its future focused offerings, portfolio and mindset.

Want to continue reading? Click here.