Europe

TES initiates the ‘fast-tracking’ of its Green Gas terminal, ‘part of the Green Hydrogen Hub’ in Wilhelmshaven to secure alternative and sustainable energy for Germany

Tree Energy Solutions (TES) is initiating the acceleration of its announced plans to develop the German port of Wilhelmshaven into a world-scale hub for importing Green Gas. The fast-tracking will provide for alternative energy security for Germany and Europe whilst accelerating the growth of Green Gas imports over time. With Green Hydrogen at its core, the Wilhelmshaven green gas terminal is sustainable, carbon-neutral, and transitional, meeting the German’s government short term and long term energy requirements.

Shell intends to exit equity partnerships held with Gazprom entities

The Board of Shell plc (“Shell”) today announced its intention to exit its joint ventures with Gazprom and related entities, including its 27.5 percent stake in the Sakhalin-II liquefied natural gas facility, its 50 percent stake in the Salym Petroleum Development and the Gydan energy venture. Shell also intends to end its involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

Airbus and CFM International to pioneer hydrogen combustion technology

Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, to collaborate on a hydrogen demonstration programme that will take flight around the middle of this decade.

HyDeal España, the world's largest integrated renewable and competitive hydrogen hub

HyDeal España is the first industrial implementation of the HyDeal Ambition platform, which was recently ranked by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as the largest giga-scale renewable hydrogen project globally

RWE and Neptune Energy join forces to accelerate green hydrogen production in Dutch North Sea

H2opZee is a demonstration project which aims at building 300 to 500 megawatts (MW) electrolyzer capacity far out in the Dutch North Sea, in order to produce green hydrogen by using offshore wind. The hydrogen will then be transported to land through an existing pipeline. The pipeline has a capacity of 10 to 12 gigawatts (GW), so it is already suitable for the further roll-out of green hydrogen production to gigawatt scale in the North Sea. The intention is to start the feasibility study in the second quarter 2022. The project is an initiative of TKI Wind op Zee, an initiative supported by the Dutch government that brings people, knowledge and financing together to realize the offshore energy transition.

Octopus Hydrogen and BayWa r.e. announce green hydrogen partnership to accelerate net zero contribution

Octopus Hydrogen and BayWa r.e. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on innovative green hydrogen production facilities at renewable project sites across the UK. The strategic partnership will see Octopus Hydrogen install electrolysers, compression and mobile hydrogen storage alongside selected BayWa r.e. solar and wind projects.

Samsung Engineering Signs on for EP Duties at the Baltic Chemical Complex

Samsung Engineering of South Korea recently announced that it had signed a I billion Euro contract with China National Chemical Engineering & Construction Corporation Seven (CC7) for the engineering and procurement needs at a developing ethane cracker in Ust-Luga. This cracker project is part of the significant Baltic Chemical Complex at the Gulf of Finland near the Ust-Luga seaport.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners announces partnership with Enagás, Naturgy, Fertiberia and Vestas to build a project for the large-scale production of green hydrogen and ammonia in Spain

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners develops the first phase of Project Catalina in partnership with Enagás, Naturgy, Fertiberia and Vestas. Project Catalina is a pioneering green hydrogen and green ammonia GW-scale project that aims to bring the abundant renewable resources of Aragon to the industrial consumption points on the Spanish Eastern coast through energy efficient and environmentally friendly infrastructure. Project Catalina intends to develop 5GW of combined wind and solar in Aragon (Spain) and produce green hydrogen through a 2GW electrolyser. Once fully implemented, Catalina will produce enough green hydrogen to supply 30% of Spain’s current hydrogen demand

Yara and Linde Engineering agree to build a 24 MW green hydrogen demonstration plant in Norway

Yara announces the signing of a contract with Linde Engineering for the construction and delivery of a green hydrogen demonstration plant at Yara’s ammonia production facility at Herøya Industripark in Porsgrunn, Norway. The project, which is supported by a NOK 283 million grant from Enova (announced in December 2021), will demonstrate that ammonia produced using renewable energy can reduce the impact of carbon dioxide in fertilizer production

Maire Tecnimont Wins EPC Contract for Rosneft VGO Project

Maire Tecnimont recently announced that its subsidiaries Tecnimont S.p.A and MT Russia LLC have signed onto an EPC contract for the upcoming Vacuum Gas Oil (VGO) Hydrocracking Complex at the Rosneft owned Ryazan Refining Company site in Russia. This €1.1 billion contract follows the prior agreement signed by Maire Tecnimont and Rosneft and announced in October 2021.

INEOS at Grangemouth announces plans to construct a Low-Carbon Hydrogen Manufacturing Plant

INEOS is taking the next significant step in its Road Map to deliver a sustainable, Net Zero carbon future at Grangemouth, by inviting major engineering design contractors to tender for the next stage of the design of a world scale carbon capture enabled hydrogen production plant and major associated infrastructure

OKG signs pink hydrogen supply deal

Swedish nuclear power firm OKG—a joint venture between utilities Fortum and Uniper—has signed a contract to sell pink hydrogen produced at its Oskarshamn nuclear plant to a commercial offtaker.

Snam and Tenova together for Decarbonization

An agreement to foster the decarbonization of the metals sector in Italy and abroad: Snam, Europe’s largest energy infrastructure operator, and Tenova committed to conducting joint strategic studies and market analysis to implement specific infrastructure and metals production systems by usinggreen hydrogen.

Britain’s gas grid to be ready to deliver hydrogen across the country from 2023, energy networks announce

Energy Networks Association (ENA) has published Britain’s Hydrogen Blending Delivery Plan, setting out how all five of Britain’s gas grid companies will meet the Government’s target for Britain’s network of gas pipes to be ready to deliver 20% hydrogen to homes and businesses acround the country from 2023, as a replacement for up to a fifth of the natural gas currently used. It will also mean that Britain’s fleet of gas-fired power plants will be able to use blended hydrogen to generate cleaner electricity.

Ørsted enters into collaboration with Liquid Wind in green fuels with investment in large-scale e-methanol project in Sweden

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Liquid Wind AB to acquire a 45% ownership interest in Liquid Wind AB's e-methanol project FlagshipONE. FlagshipONE is a late-stage development project and could become the world's first large-scale e-methanol project. Liquid Wind AB plans to establish a number of facilities around Sweden to phase out fossil fuels in the shipping sector, of which FlagshipONE will be the first.

Emerson to Help Accelerate Green Hydrogen Production

Emerson is helping accelerate technology development for large-scale offshore green hydrogen production. The company is developing software and systems to enable safe and efficient operation of the world’s first offshore green hydrogen production process on an operational gas platform.

NOVATEK and ENN Natural Gas Sign Sales and Purchase Agreement on Long-Term LNG Supply

PAO NOVATEK announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, NOVATEK Gas & Power Asia Pte. Ltd., and ENN LNG (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas Co., Ltd. signed a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement for the LNG produced from the Arctic LNG 2 project.

NOVATEK and Zhejiang Energy Sign Sales and Purchase Agreement on Long-Term LNG Supply

PAO NOVATEK announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, NOVATEK Gas & Power Asia Pte. Ltd., and Zhejiang Energy Gas Group Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of the Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group signed a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement for the LNG produced from the Arctic LNG 2 project.

thyssenkrupp to install 200 MW green hydrogen facility for Shell in port of Rotterdam

thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers has signed a supply contract with Shell for the large-scale project ‘Hydrogen Holland I’ in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Under the contract, thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers will engineer, procure and fabricate a 200 MW electrolysis plant based on their large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module. First construction work for the electrolysers will likely begin in Spring 2022. Shell’s final investment decision to build the ‘Holland Hydrogen I’ is expected in 2022, after which the intended start of production will be in 2024

Go-Ahead selects Air Products as partner for pioneering hydrogen bus fleet

The Go-Ahead Group has agreed a 15-year hydrogen supply deal with Air Products, a world leading industrial gas company, to power a fleet of fuel cell buses for deployment in the Gatwick Airport, Crawley and Horley area. The single-decker GB Kite Hydroliner buses, manufactured by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland, will be delivered in June 2022. They will be the first hydrogen powered vehicles in Go-Ahead’s fleet of more than 6,000 buses.

Irkutsk Petrochemical Projects in Siberia to be Financed by JBIC

In late December 2021, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) announced a buyer’s credit agreement worth approximately $522 million USD, which was co-financed by the Japanese arms of Deutsche Bank, Société Générale and Goldman Sachs Realty, which brought total funding for two upcoming petrochemical projects spearheaded by Irkutsk Oil up to $871 million dollars.

DL E&C of Korea Signs on for Work at Ust-Luga Gas Chemical Complex

According to a recent regulatory filing, DL E&C has been contracted by RusGazDobycha for the purpose of providing design and equipment procurement services for the upcoming Baltic Gas Chemical Complex portion of the massive gas processing, liquefaction, and chemical production complex under development in Russia’s Ust-Luga area.

Chart Industries Awarded Four Hydrogen and Small-Scale LNG Liquefaction Orders Totaling Over $120 Million

Chart Industries, Inc., a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and clean energy industries, was awarded over $120 million of orders for four liquefaction projects, with four different customers over the past week. Additionally, this past week we have received releases on engineering work (Limited Notice to Proceed) on two of the big LNG export terminal projects expected to proceed to Final Investment Decision in 2022

SNAM and SAGAT team up for the first hydrogen-ready fuel cell in Italy in Torino airport

SAGAT SpA, the Torino Airport Management Company, and the Snam Group, through its subsidiary Renovit, which specialises in energy efficiency solutions, have signed a term sheet for the construction of a "hydrogen-ready" fuel cell system in cogeneration mode with a capacity of 1.2 MW at Torino Airport.

Commission approves EUR 900 million German scheme to support investments in production of renewable hydrogen

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a EUR 900 million German scheme to support investments in the production of renewable hydrogen in non-EU countries, which will be then imported and sold in the EU. The scheme, called ‘H2Global', aims at meeting the EU demand for renewable hydrogen that is expected to significantly increase in the coming years, by supporting the development of the unexploited renewable resource potential outside the EU.

P2X Solutions receives public funding to build Finland’s first green hydrogen production plant – A great leap towards an emission-free welfare society.

P2X Solutions, a Finnish pioneer in green hydrogen and power-to-x technology, has received approximately EUR 26 million grant for new energy technology and large-scale demonstration projects from the Ministry of Employment and the Economy to build Finland’s first industrial scale green hydrogen production plant and methanation unit in Harjavalta. In addition, the Climate Fund has granted the company a capital loan of EUR 10 million. The total investment planned by P2X Solutions is approximately EUR 70 million.

The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2, generates first power

When fully operational, Hornsea 2’s 165 8 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines will be capable of generating 1.32 GW of clean electricity – taking the title of ‘world’s largest operating offshore wind farm’ from its sibling project Hornsea 1. Together, the two projects will be capable of providing enough power for well over 2.3 million homes.

World’s first offshore hydrogen storage concept developed by Tractebel and partners

Tractebel and partner companies have developed the world's first offshore infrastructure and processing facilities concept for the storage of hydrogen in offshore caverns. The design study, unveiled by Tractebel Overdick GmbH’s offshore experts, outlines an innovative solution for large-scale hydrogen storage on the high seas: a scalable offshore platform for the compression and storage of up to 1.2 million m³ of hydrogen. Underground salt caverns will be used as storage and buffer for the hydrogen produced offshore, before the gas is transported via the pipeline network to the onshore grid and finally to consumers and customers.

RWE is driving hydrogen plans forward in Wales

RWE, one of the world’s leading global renewable companies, has announced the signing of a contract with professional services firm Jacobs to investigate the production and supply of green hydrogen at the Pembroke Power Station site.

ENGIE & Equinor launch the H2BE project to kick-start low-carbon hydrogen market in Belgium

In February, energy groups ENGIE and Equinor announced an MoU to develop low carbon hydrogen projects together. Now the two companies move forward and announce the H2BE project which aims to develop production of low-carbon hydrogen from natural gas in Belgium.