Siemens Electrolyzers For France Hydrogen Project

(Image Courtesy Of Air Liquide)

Siemens Energy is supplying 12 electrolyzers with a total capacity of 200 MW to Air Liquide for operation in its Normand’Hy project. Starting in 2026, Air Liquide’s plant in the Port-Jérôme industrial zone, Normandy, France, will produce 28,000 tons (25,401 tonnes) of renewable hydrogen annually for industry and the mobility sector.

“The sustainable decarbonization of industry is unthinkable without green hydrogen. That is why projects like this are so important. But they can only be a starting point for a sustainable transformation of the industrial landscape. Other large-scale projects must follow quickly,” said Anne-Laure de Chammard, member of the executive board of Siemens Energy. “For the development of a European hydrogen economy to succeed, we need reliable support from policymakers and simplified procedures for funding and approving such projects.”

The electrolyzers supplied by Siemens Energy are based on proton exchange membrane technology (PEM electrolysis). The Normand’Hy project will be one of the first to be supplied from Siemens Energy’s new electrolyzer production facility in Berlin in the framework of the joint venture between Air Liquide and Siemens Energy. Industrial series production of stacks — the heart of the PEM electrolyzers — will start in November 2023. The Air Liquide Normand’Hy electrolyzer will deliver renewable and low-carbon hydrogen equivalent to an electrolysis capacity of 100 MW beginning in 2026. The remaining 100 MW will be dedicated to customers in the Normandy industrial basin and hydrogen projects around the world.