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Siemens Energy wins electrolyser plant order

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Siemens Energy secured an order from European Energy for the delivery of an electrolyser plant.
European Energy is developing the world's first large-scale commercial e-methanol production facility with the hydrogen being provided from a 50 MW electrolyser plant by Siemens Energy.
Siemens Energy will design, supply and commission the electrolysis system consisting of three full arrays of its latest line of PEM electrolysis products including transformers, rectifiers, distributed control system plus the equipment to produce demineralized water.
European Energy is the owner of the project and will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction, as well as for the operation of the facility.
The plan is that the plant will be built in Kassø, located west of Aabenraa in the south of Denmark, near the German border.
Through the nearby 300 MW solar park of Kassø, developed by European Energy, the project will have access to the low-cost renewable electricity needed to produce cost-effective e-fuel.
End users of the e-methanol will be the shipping company Maersk and the fuel retailer Circle K among others.
The project secures the e-methanol supply for Maersk`s first e-methanol driven container vessel, and thus demarks the starting point into CO2-neutral shipping in large-scale. The start of commercial methanol production is planned for second half of 2023.
"We are pleased to place this important order of what is believed to be the first large-scale commercial Power-to-X-project of its kind in the world," said Knud Erik Andersen, CEO of European Energy. "This is a crucial moment in the green transition as we move forward with the decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors such as the shipping industry, and we trust that Siemens Energy outstanding know-how of electrolyzers will become a strong foundation to expand our business of delivering sustainable fuels to the world."