Siemens Energy Gives the Go-Ahead for Innovation Center in Shenzhen, China – Will Include Green Hydrogen Research

By February 3, 2021 4   min read  (678 words)

February 3, 2021 |

fuelcellsworks, Siemens Energy Gives the Go-Ahead for Innovation Center in Shenzhen, China - Will Include Green Hydrogen Research
  • Support of green development in the Greater Bay Area
  • Focus areas: Intelligent energy systems, modern gas turbines and green hydrogen
  • Open platform for the commercialization and scaling of research results
  • Lighthouse project for cooperation between the EU and China in the areas of sustainability and digitization
Siemens Energy officially launched the building of an innovation center for advanced energy technologies in Shenzhen in southeast China.

The company is thus expanding its growing global innovation network. The center will focus on R&D activities for core technologies and developing an innovation-based sustainable energy business. As an open and integrative platform, the innovation center is intended to promote the commercialization and scaling of research results. At the same time, it integrates scientific research and industry and thus supports green development in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

“The energy transition can only succeed if we bundle our strengths in global partnerships. We have to modernize conventional technologies so that they represent an effective interim solution, and at the same time we have to develop further innovative green technologies,” said Christian Bruch, CEO of Siemens Energy AG. “The new innovation center in Shenzhen will unite all elements. It is another beacon of the EU partnership with China in green technologies and in the field of digitization. We are moving closer to the world’s most dynamic energy market and are shaping technologies together with Chinese partners and innovations that benefit industry and society. ”

Siemens Energy’s innovation center in Shenzen focuses on the technology fields of smart energy, modern gas turbines and green hydrogen. The three laboratories have the task of developing and localizing advanced technologies. It is also about conducting research and development of core technologies for commercialization and industrialization as well as setting up pilot and demonstration projects.

In addition, Siemens Energy opened a subsidiary in Shenzhen and today signed cooperation agreements with local district governments as well as Shenzhen Energy and the Shenzhen Leaguer Group. “A reliable, efficient and low-carbon energy supply is the key to making Shenzhen a role model for high-quality development and developing the Greater Bay Area into a world-class city cluster,” added Vinod Philip, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at Siemens Energy. “Together with our partners, we will implement our innovative ideas faster. We are thus making a contribution to achieving China’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2060.”

The Greater Bay Area consists of the two special administrative regions Hong Kong and Macau as well as nine cities in the province of Guangdong. As one of the most economically dynamic regions in China, the GBA plays an important strategic role in the overall development of the country.

As a leading energy technology company, Siemens Energy supports customers around the world with innovative technologies in the transformation towards a sustainable energy supply. In fiscal year 2020 (as of September 30, 2020), Siemens Energy reported R&D expenses of 985 million euros worldwide, held 16,600 patents and employed 5,200 R&D people worldwide. In China, Siemens Energy has five R&D hubs and two innovation centers in Suzhou and Shenzhen.

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