SSE Renewables and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have agreed a potential deal to explore the opportunity to produce and deliver green hydrogen through electrolysis using energy from two onshore windfarms in Ireland and Scotland.
The partnership deal aims to encompass the full green hydrogen value chain, including construction, supply chain management, customer offtake and storage, end user requirements, reliability and operation and maintenance.
The two companies will also aim to work with green hydrogen customers across a range of industries including transportation, major distilleries and gas network operators.
Hydrogen is fast being recognised as having a potentially revolutionary role to play in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors, including heavy industry and transportation.
Under the partnership, SSE Renewables and Siemens Gamesa aim to co-locate hydrogen production facilities at two selected onshore wind farms, one each in Ireland and Scotland to be announced in due course.
The partners will begin production and delivery of green hydrogen through electrolysis from these two farms.
Jim Smith, Managing Director of SSE Renewables, said that hydrogen is rapidly becoming an important and exciting component of the strategy to decarbonise power production, heavy industry and transport, among other sectors.
Mr Smith said the revolutionary production of green hydrogen from wind energy offers wider opportunity for markets such as Ireland and Scotland to further exploit our abundant wind resources.
“That’s why it makes perfect sense for SSE Renewables and Siemens Gamesa to come together to explore how we can use our experience and expertise to harness our fantastic wind resource to bring the green hydrogen revolution to Ireland and Scotland, and so help decarbonise the wider UK and European economies,” he added.