Siemens Energy 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 fuelling station in Yanqing District, Beijing.
One of the three main competition areas for a major sporting event in 2022, Siemens Energy aims to help guarantee the hydrogen supply for the public transportation during and after the event. The megawatt 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.
In September 2019, Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in green hydrogen development and comprehensive utilisation with State Power Investment Corporation Limited (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 decarbonisation of the energy systems is a challenge that every country must face” said Christian Bruch, CEO of Siemens Energy. “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.”
Electrolysers use electricity to split water into its components oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen produced only in this way is called green if the electricity used comes exclusively from a renewable source, i.e. from wind farms, solar plants, hydro or geothermal power plants.
Siemens Energy’s PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer system Silyzer 200 will form the core equipment of the hydrogen integrated energy station, the aim being to produce high-quality hydrogen at industrial scale. The hydrogen production system will be able to respond quickly, the start-up time under pressure being less than one minute, and will be able to couple directly 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 customised solution, which is also its first skid-mounted megawatt green hydrogen production system in China.