Siemens Energy has secured a turnkey contract to build GNA II, a 1.7 GW integrated LNG-to-Power plant at Port of Açu, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Customer is Gás Natural Açu for whom Siemens commissioned the equally-sized GNA I complex in summer 2021 – at an overall project value of more than €1 billion.
Hyosung Heavy Industries (Hyosung) has ordered H2-ready Jenbacher engines from INNIO for the first pilot power plant project in Asia Pacific to be 100% fuelled by hydrogen. The pilot unit will be built at the Hyosung Chemical Yongyeon Plant in the city of Ulsan, South Korea, and is due to start commercial operations in the third quarter of 2022.
Germany will not be able to import enough renewable hydrogen to reach the targeted 76 - 96 TWh by 2030, as laid out in the national hydrogen strategy. "The problem is that expansion of renewable energies in countries like Chile, Morocco, Spain and the Netherlands is progressing only slowly," said Malte Küper, analyst at the German Economic Institute (IW).
H2 Green, a Getech business, will develop a clean energy hub – hydrogen, integrated with onshore wind and solar power – at Shoreham Port in Suffolk, UK. The clean energy hub will remove emissions from the port operator’s fleet of trucks and heavy good vehicles, and could supply hydrogen as a feedstock for gas-fired power stations nearby.
Israel-based fuel cell maker GenCell has deployed a test unit of its A5 off-grid power solution to energise the Emergency Communications System (ECS) station in Reykjavik. Small-scale, sector-specific hydrogen projects are “cheaper and quicker to deploy,” GenCell CEO Rami Reshef said as they provide “an opportunity to trial and ultimately, scale solutions.”
MAN Energy Solutions has managed to get its gas-powered, four-stroke engines 'H2-ready' and operable with a hydrogen content of up to 25% by volume in a gas-fuel mix. MAN 35/44G TS, 51/60G and 51/60G TS stationary gas engines now meet Level B requirements of the European Engine Power Plants Association’s (EUGINE) H2-readiness standard.
Mitsubishi Power Americas has teamed up with Detroit-based DT Midstream to develop clean hydrogen energy projects across the United States. The technology will be based on Mitsubishi’s Hydaptive package which integrates renewables, gas turbines, hydrogen and energy storage while DT Midsteam will leverage its gas pipelines and storage network.
Pre-FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) study contracts have been awarded by Equinor for the H2H Saltend hydrogen production plant (600 MW) in the UK. The study also underpins plans to scale up the Saltend plant to another 1,200 MW hydrogen output for use at Keadby power station – the world’s first 100% hydrogen-fuelled generator.