Siemens and Metacon will “accelerate hydrogen production” in Europe

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Metacon and Siemens have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a partnership with the aim of accelerating the manufacturing of hydrogen production systems in Sweden, for the European market.
At the start of the year, Metacon announced it had been granted exclusive rights for the manufacture of complete electrolysis plants, based on its partner PERIC’s technology, for pressurised alkaline electrolysis modules (stacks).
One of the key components of PERIC’s alkaline technology is efficient 5 MW modules with over 10 years of operating data.
Metacon also has access to the 10 MW module that PERIC recently launched and which, in terms of power and production, is one of the world’s largest, according to the company.
The rights apply to most European countries and mean that Metacon can start from a proven technology that has been developed and refined for over 60 years, and make the adaptations required to match the requirements for safety and automation found in European standards for hydrogen production.
The joint MoU means that Siemens will become a technology partner to Metacon, to contribute with its experience in delivering products, solutions and services in automation, power distribution, electrification, instrumentation, building technology and drives.
Siemens will also be able to contribute with its wide range of digital services and software for optimisation, standardisation and simulation during both the manufacturing and operational phases of hydrogen plants.
“Hydrogen is an important piece of the puzzle in the industrial, energy and transport sectors to become CO2-neutral, and is the focus of Siemens’ global investment in Power-to-X," said Mikael Kraft, head of factory automation and sales at Siemens Digital Industries.
"The partnership with Metacon marks a milestone in our quest to create a more sustainable world by, among other things, developing innovative solutions for the energy sector.”
“Metacon has big plans for the investment in the manufacture and sale of large-scale electrolysis plants to, among others, the basic industry, the wind power sector and the transport sector in Europe," said Christer Wikner, CEO and president of Metacon.
"I have a hard time imagining a better partner on such a journey than Siemens. With its world-leading portfolio of technology, expertise and long-standing experience of similar projects, this partnership gives us the opportunity to both accelerate and optimise central parts of our unique Gigafactory project."

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