Siemens Energy secured an order from European Energy for the delivery of an electrolyzer plant. The Danish developer and operator of green energy projects is developing the world´s first large-scale commercial e-Methanol production facility with the hydrogen being provided by a 50 mega-watt (MW) electrolyzer plant by Siemens Energy. The plan is that the plant will be built in Kassø, located west of Aabenraa in the South of Denmark, near the German border. Through the nearby 300 MW solar park of Kassø, developed by European Energy, the project will have access to the low-cost renewable electricity needed to produce cost-effective e-Fuel. End users of the e-Methanol will be the shipping company Maersk and the fuel retailer Circle K among others. The project secures the e-Methanol supply for Maersk`s first e-Methanol driven container vessel, and thus demarks the starting point into CO2-neutral shipping in large-scale. Start of commercial methanol production is planned for second half of 2023.
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