Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Shell Global Solutions International today (September 15) revealed the firms have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing low-carbon and highly efficient energy solutions.

H2 View understands, under the MoU, Siemens and Shell plan to create solutions that increase energy efficiency and generate sustainable power, including the production, distribution and application of green hydrogen, digitalisation and efficient networks.

In addition to working together on the acceleration of Net Zero operations, Shell has said it is seeking to supply Siemens, and its affiliates, with ‘low-carbon products’ to reduce emissions across the supply chains.

The agreement builds off the recently announced approved construction of Shell’s Holland Hydrogen 1 (HH1) project, in Rotterdam, which is set to boast a capacity of 200MW, generating up to 60 tonnes of hydrogen per day.

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Siemens Electrification and Automation business is playing a role in the planning, construction and execution of HH1, and will be involved in the operation of the plant once online in 2025.

Stephen May, CEO of Electrification and Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, said, “Siemens is committed to decoupling electrification from fossil fuel resources. Partnerships are key to driving this effort and transitioning towards sustainable energy supplies.

“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.”

Graham Henley, Senior Vice-President of Engineering & Project Capability at Shell, added, “Deep collaboration with partners is essential for the delivery of low-carbon energy solutions for the future. Building on our existing relation with Siemens, I expect this MoU to enable our teams to work even closer together.

“Siemens’ broad range of expertise in electrification and automation, together with Shell’s engineering and project delivery capability and ambition in the energy transition will prove to be a powerful combination.”


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