Energias de Portugal (EDP) is preparing to install a Power-to-Hydrogen system at its Ribatejo combined-cycle gas power plant (3 x 392 MW), situated some 30 kilometers northeast of Lisbon. The three units, powered by Siemens V94.3A gas turbines in single shaft configuration, have a combined capacity of 1.176 MW. Trial runs are due to start in March 2023.
The Port of Rotterdam plans to take a financial investment decision on its H-Vision project this year, with a view to producing hydrogen from natural gas and refinery fuels gas by the end of 2026. Such fossil fuel-based, “blue” hydrogen projects, however, do not enjoy the same support as “green” hydrogen projects, based on renewables.
Washington State’s largest utility, Puget Sound Energy (PSE), has signed a joint development agreement with Mitsubishi Power Americas to implement large-scale hydrogen generation and hydrogen-fired turbines, renewables and battery energy storage into PSE’s service territory. The aim is for PSE to become a “Beyond Net Zero Carbon” energy company by 2045.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Shell, Vattenfall and Wärme Hamburg – the founding four of Hamburg’s Green Hydrogen Hub – have teamed up with Airbus and ArcelorMittal and another six firms to form the ‘Hamburg Hydrogen Network’. As of 2026, the partners aim to curb CO2 emissions in Hamburg by 170,000 tons each year.
Christian Bruch, Siemens Energy CEO has underlined the role of hydrogen in decarbonising industry and vowed the company will scale up its proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser to 1 GW by 2030. Together with Air Liquide, Siemens is developing an industrial-scale electrolyser that will be piloted at the 200 MW green hydrogen project, H2V Normandy.
Rolls-Royce has set up a research network with Purdue and Carnegie Mellon University to enhance product security of propulsion and power systems. The first research project is already underway and looks at the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for intrusion detection in resource-limited embedded systems.
Japanese manufacturer Marubeni and Kansai Electric have entered an agreement to promote the “Sanda Satoyama Smart City” – a digitally transformed new urban development designed to “shift the flow of people in the post-corona era.” Electrification of transport along with digital offices for remote working are meant to improve people’s quality of life.
Total and Siemens Energy have joint forces to study new technology to curb emissions at LNG facilities and associated power generators. The aim is to deliver industrial-size solution on combusting hydrogen in gas turbines, all-electrical liquefaction, and integrating renewables with LNG-fuelled power units.