Hydrogen production company Tree Energy Solutions (TES) and German utility EWE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build an electrolyzer in TES’ Green Energy Hub in Wilhelmshaven. The electrolyzer is to be installed and operated starting in 2028.
The planned capacity of the electrolyzer is 500MW, and one more unit is planned to reach a total capacity of 1GW. This MoU is in line with Germany’s strategic energy policy to develop clean energy generated by the North Sea and broaden the possible supply of hydrogen. The signing marks a joint interest in delivering national energy security as Germany continues to diversify its energy supply from renewable energy sources.
The Wilhelmshaven hub can handle up to 2GW capacity electrolyzers with renewable energy sources such as offshore wind in order to generate locally produced green hydrogen. Both companies will benefit from the synergies like the joint connection to the grid or the utilization of oxygen in other green energy processes.
“The signing of this MoU is a clear example of the progress underway for Wilhelmshaven to become a major green energy hub for all of Europe, which will not only import green energy but also generate locally produced hydrogen,” said Marco Alvera’, CEO of TES. “We look forward to our collaboration with EWE in order to harness untapped energy potential and accelerate the transition to deliver affordable energy for all.”
“Without hydrogen, there can be no energy transition, no climate neutrality, and no move away from fossil fuels. In order to fill the national hydrogen strategy with life and to advance the topic of hydrogen together, partnerships and suitable location concepts are needed. Wilhelmshaven, as an energy hub, plays a crucial role in this. Together with TES, we want to develop Wilhelmshaven with a focus on green hydrogen and contribute our know-how to the planned partnership,” said Dr. Urban Keussen, CTO of EWE.