Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy join forces for offshore Hydrogen
Gamesa and Siemens Energy are joining forces combining their ongoing wind
to hydrogen developments. The companies are contributing with their developments
to developing a solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an
offshore wind turbine as a single synchronized system to directly produce
Over a time frame of five years, Siemens Gamesa plans to invest EUR 80
million and Siemens Energy is targeting to invest EUR 40 million in the
developments. Siemens Gamesa will adapt its development of the world’s
most powerful turbine, the SG14-222 DD offshore wind turbine to integrate
an electrolysis system into the turbine’s operations. Siemens Energy will
develop a new electrolysis product to meet the needs of the harsh maritime
offshore environment and sync with the wind turbine.
“Our more than 30 years of experience and leadership in the offshore wind
industry, coupled with Siemens Energy’s expertise in electrolyzers, brings
together brilliant minds and cutting-edge technologies to address the climate
crisis. Our wind turbines play a huge role in the decarbonization of the
global energy system, and the potential of wind to hydrogen means that
we can do this for hard-to-abate industries too. It makes me very proud
that our people are a part of shaping a greener future,” said Andreas
Nauen, Siemens Gamesa CEO.
Christian Bruch, CEO of Siemens Energy, explains: “Together with Siemens
Gamesa, we are in a unique position to develop this game changing solution.
We are the company that can leverage its highly flexible electrolyzer technology
and create and redefine the future of sustainable offshore energy production.
With these developments, the potential of regions with abundant offshore
wind will become accessible for the hydrogen economy. It is a prime example
of enabling us to store and transport wind energy, thus reducing the carbon
footprint of economy.”
The fully integrated offshore wind-to-hydrogen solution will produce green
hydrogen using an electrolyzer array located at the base of the offshore
wind turbine tower. The solution is expected to lower the cost of hydrogen
by being able to run off grid, opening up more and better wind sites. The
companies developments will aim to serve as a test bed for making large-scale,
cost-efficient hydrogen production a reality and will to prove the feasibility
the implementation of wind turbines in systems for producing hydrogen from
The developments are part of the H2Mare initiative which is a lighthouse
project likely to be supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education
and Research ideas competition "Hydrogen Republic of Germany".
The H2mare initiative under the consortium lead of Siemens Energy is a
modular project consisting of multiple sub-projects to which more than
30 partners from industry, institutes and academia are contributing. Siemens
Energy and Siemens Gamesa will contribute to the H2Mare initiative with
their own developments in separate modular building blocks.
The companies intend to provide a full-scale offshore demonstration of
the solution by 2025/2026.