Siemens Energy held the opening ceremony of its Gigafactory in Berlin on August 8. In this way, Siemens Energy will achieve mass production of electrolytic equipment for the first time, laying the foundation for the development of green hydrogen energy.
According to reports, the total investment of Siemens Energy “Gigafactory” amounted to 30 million euros, three quarters of which was funded by Siemens Energy and the rest by Air Liquide of France. Located in Berlin’s Moabit district, the plant covers an area of approximately 2,000 square meters and will fully automate the production of electrolytic modules.
The new plant will initially have an annual capacity of 1,000 megawatts; By 2025, at least three thousand megawatts of electrolytic capacity will be supplied to the market each year. The plant will supply hydrogen to projects around the world from Berlin.
“This is an important building block for the energy transition and achieving our goals.” Raphael Goldstein, a hydrogen expert at Germany’s Federal Trade and Invest Agency, said Siemens Energy is setting an example with this plant: Germany is a place to invest in hydrogen technology and wants to remain a leader in this emerging industry. Investment in Germany not only benefits local development in Germany, but also helps to provide the necessary “Made in Germany” technology for emerging hydrogen production abroad, which is indispensable for establishing a hydrogen market through exports.
Deutschland Trade and Invest is the German Federal government’s agency for foreign trade and inward investment.