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Siemens Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind-to-Hydrogen Prototype

  • Companies plan $146 million research project in Germany
  • Offshore wind will be crucial to Europe’s hydrogen plans
 Siemens baut Offshore-Windprojekt EnBW Hohe See mit erweitertem Lieferumfang / Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

Photographer: Soren Kjeldgaard/Siemens 

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA and Siemens Energy AG plan to spend 120 million euros ($146 million) to figure out how to generate hydrogen from wind farms in the middle of the sea.

The companies aim to build a prototype with one of Siemens Gamesa’s new wind turbines that are the largest on the market with blades that stretch 222 meters (728 feet), roughly the length of two soccer pitches. It’s the latest effort by some of Europe’s biggest clean energy companies to get an edge in the growing market to produce hydrogen from renewable energy.