As part of a new partnership, Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility will develop hydrogen solutions for rail transport.
Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility and Armin Schnettler, Executive Vice-President of New Energy Business at Siemens Energy today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the project.
In an announcement, the two companies said they will a jointly develop a standardised hydrogen infrastructure solution to fuel the hydrogen-powered trains of Siemens Mobility and later expand the solution in pilot projects and specific customer projects.
Armin Schnettler, Executive Vice-President of New Energy Business at Siemens Energy, said, “The decarbonisation of energy systems is a central goal of Siemens Energy. So-called sector coupling plays a key role here – interconnecting previously separate energy relevant sectors such as electric and heaty generation or mobility.”
“Working together with Siemens Mobility, we want to drive sector coupling by developing, among other things, an electrolysis fuelling solution for the fast fuelling of hydrogen-powered trains.”
Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock von Siemens Mobility, said, “Our cooperation with Siemens Energy paves the way for sustainable and climate-friendly mobility. This way, we can support our customers in replacing their diesel-powered trains operation on non-electrified rail lines with emission-free hydrogen-powered trains over the longer term.”
“Together with Siemens Energy, we can even offer hydrogen as a ‘hydrogen as a service’ model for a train’s service life,” Neumann concluded.
Since its spin-off and public listing last Monday, Siemens Energy is no longer part of the Siemens Group.