12/12/2022 – Energy / Renewables / Green / Hydrogen / Germany / Wilhelmshaven / Electrolyser
TES and EWE to build 500MW electrolyser at Wilhelmshaven Green Energy Hub
Tree Energy Solutions (TES), a global-scale green hydrogen company, and EWE, one of Germany’s largest integrated utilities, have signed an MoU to build an electrolyser in TES’ Green Energy Hub in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
The electrolyser is to be installed and operated starting in 2028. The planned capacity of the electrolyser is 500MW and one more unit is planned to reach a total capacity of 1GW. This MoU is in line with Germany’s strategic energy policy to develop clean energy generated by the North Sea, and to broaden the possible supply for hydrogen.
The signing marks a joint interest in delivering national energy security as Germany continues to diversify its energy supply from renewable energy sources.
Generating locally-produced, green hydrogen
The hub in Wilhelmshaven is strategically placed on the North Sea coast and can accommodate up to 2GW capacity electrolysers with renewable energy sources, such as offshore wind, in order to generate locally produced green hydrogen.
TES and EWE will both benefit from synergies like the joint connection to the grid or the utilisation of oxygen in other green energy processes.
“The signing of this MoU is a clear example of the progress underway for Wilhelmshaven to become a major green energy hub for all of Europe, which will not only import green energy but also generate locally produced hydrogen,” remarked Marco Alvera, CEO of TES. “We look forward to our collaboration with EWE in order to harness untapped energy potential and accelerate the transition to deliver affordable energy for all.”
“Without hydrogen, there can be no energy transition”
Dr Urban Keussen, CTO of EWE, added that “without hydrogen, there can be no energy transition, no climate neutrality, and no move away from fossil fuels”.
“In order to fill the national hydrogen strategy with life and to advance the topic of hydrogen together, partnerships and suitable location concepts are needed. Wilhelmshaven, as an energy hub, plays a crucial role in this,” asserted Dr Keussen. “Together with TES, we want to develop Wilhelmshaven with a focus on green hydrogen, and contribute our know-how to the planned partnership.”
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