The firms have already collaborated on projects in the Netherlands and Germany, and will now attempt to create green hydrogen production projects in the Northeast of England.
The projects will be built in Teesside or Humberside, and will generate hydrogen using offshore wind power. They’re also looking at constructing green hydrogen electrolysis facilities and seeing if it can be delivered directly to users via hydrogen pipes.
The alliance is also looking into carbon capture and storage (CCS) options, in which Shell would manufacture and provide hydrogen, trap carbon dioxide, and then transport it to RWE locations.
“We are thrilled about this deal with RWE,” Royal Dutch Shell’s Wael Sawan stated. Both firms believe that progress toward net zero emissions will need government policies to support the energy transition and our customers’ demand for low-carbon energy solutions.
“It makes sense for us to assess the possibility of combined decarbonisation projects and make the most of both firms’ worldwide energy knowledge.”
“Effective climate action requires cross-sector and cross-national cooperation,” RWE CEO Markus Krebber remarked. We want to build solutions with Shell that combine novel methods with proven technology and, most importantly, can be implemented rapidly and on a wide scale.
“We will also offer our knowledge in the development of offshore wind projects as well as the distribution of energy to our clients in the form of electricity, heat, and, in the future, green hydrogen.”