Siemens Gamesa has deployed a hydrogen-ready service operation vessel within its own fleet as it strives to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.
Dubbed REM Energy, the ship is capable of running emissions free with green hydrogen or with batteries and offshore charging.
Measuring 90m long and almost 20m wide, the vessel will act as the workplace and living quarters for up to 75 offshore service technicians and 24 crew members.
On the deployment, Stephan Hauhs, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Deutschland GmbH in Bremerhaven, said, “The REM Energy is setting new standards in terms of occupational safety, sustainability and efficiency.
“With the new SOV, we will be able to optimise the service we are providing for our customers. We will increase the availability of the offshore turbines, thereby reducing the cost of electricity and ensuring more clean energy while increasing the safety for our offshore service technicians.”
To decarbonising shipping, along with other sectors, Siemens Gamesa see green hydrogen and other power-to-X fuels produced with renewable energy as key building blocks for reducing emissions.
Jonas Pagh Jensen, Sustainability Specialist at Siemens Gamesa, added “We are taking the first step in getting ready to cut our emissions in offshore service operations. The commissioning of the REM Energy is a strong signal highlighting the availability of clean technology to facilitate operation without emissions.
“Governments, industry and investors now need to partner up quickly to ramp up a green hydrogen infrastructure to facilitate the decarbonisation of marine shipping.”