Siemens Energy launches its first green hydrogen production project in China
Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG (Siemens Energy), part of Germany-headed global technology major Siemens AG and Beijing Green Hydrogen Technology Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Power International Development Ltd. (China Power), have signed an agreement on providing a hydrogen production system for a hydrogen fueling station to be located in Yanqing District, in the Chinese capital Beijing.
The Yanqing District in Beijing is one of the three main competition areas for a major sporting event in 2022. The green hydrogen production solution provided by Siemens Energy will help guarantee the hydrogen supply for public transportation during and after the event.
In September 2019, Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in green hydrogen development and comprehensive utilization with State Power Investment Corporation Ltd (SPIC), which is the ultimate controlling shareholder of China Power.
The hydrogen production project is the result of a close partnership between the two companies. The two sides also plan to further expand their cooperation on green hydrogen projects.
The decarbonization of the energy systems is a challenge that every country must face. Siemens Energy is the company that can provide its customers with significant support in this process – no matter if they are states or companies. Promoting the application and development of renewable hydrogen is of great significance for China to build a modern and cleaner energy system. Together with our partner SPIC, we are making an important contribution to tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions, said Christian Bruch, CEO of Siemens Energy.
Skid-mounted PEM system
The 1 MW green hydrogen production solution is the first of its kind to be built by Siemens Energy in China. The project is expected to be delivered in May 2021.
SPIC is committed to working together with Siemens Energy to continue our cooperation in the field of clean energy and to leverage the complementary advantages of both parties. Together we will contribute to the development of clean energy in order to cope with climate change together, said Qian Zhimin, Chairman of SPIC.
As the core equipment of the hydrogen integrated energy station, Siemens Energy’s PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer system Silyzer 200 can produce high-quality hydrogen at an industrial scale.
In addition, the hydrogen production system responds quickly, the start-up time under pressure is less than one minute, and it can be directly coupled with renewable energy.
In order to meet customer needs of saving space and being flexible, Siemens Energy has adapted its hydrogen production system into a customized solution, which is also its first skid-mounted megawatt green hydrogen production system in China.