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  • Hydrogen – the green solution for a climate-neutral future

    We are contributing our extensive experience to projects and services revolving around hydrogen and power-to-x.

    Decarbonization and the energy transition rank among the greatest challenges facing us today. We are convinced that hydrogen can make a decisive contribution to mastering this intergenerational challenge. In order to do so successfully, we offer a broad portfolio of services, always driven by the ambition to find the best solution for our partners and customers. In our projects we always focus on green hydrogen produced from CO2-free or renewable sources.

    "We are convinced that hydrogen can be a solution for the energy turnaround."

    Hydrogen production is already state of the art

    There are national and regional hydrogen strategies aimed at establishing Germany as a leading nation in this technology.

    „Hydrogen is the rock star for new energies“, says Frans Timmermans, Vice President of the European Commission. But production of this climate-friendly energy medium is not an ecological end in itself. A market has to develop in which customers are prepared to order green hydrogen in such large quantities that decarbonization is driven forward and at the same time the production processes are operated with consistently high quality.

    The German government has made this so-called market ramp-up an important part of its National Hydrogen Strategy. By 2030, green hydrogen production plants with a total capacity of up to five gigawatts (GW) are to be built. For comparison, in the EU as a whole, hydrogen production is to be up to 6 GW by 2024. According to Germany’s National Hydrogen Strategy, another 5 GW is to follow by 2035 or 2040 at the latest; in the EU there should be at least 40 GW by 2030. In concrete terms, the National Hydrogen Strategy states: “Availability, supply and demand are always considered in conjunction with each other.” The German government intends to invest a total of nine billion euros in and for Germany to promote hydrogen production, two billion of which are earmarked for international cooperation projects.

    What is hydrogen, then?

    Hydrogen is more than a universal energy source. It is a storage medium, it is regarded as an important link in successful integrated energy solutions due to its mutability and, in the form of the secondary products that can be produced from it – keyword “Power-to-X” – it is to become the decisive lever in decarbonizing, i.e. making CO2-free, particularly energy-intensive industries such as the iron and steel and cement industries, and the transport sector and especially aviation.

    It is the declared aim of politicians to make Germany an international pioneer in the field of hydrogen. The economic stimulus package which the Federal Government adopted in summer 2020 to combat the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis already provided for seven billion euros in subsidies. A further two billion euros are to go to international cooperation projects. A key aspect here is the development of a generation infrastructure to ensure that hydrogen will in future be produced primarily as “green” hydrogen, i.e. using electricity from renewable sources. Only then will the hydrogen that makes up the energy dreams of the future remain emission-free on the balance sheet, making it an effective instrument for achieving climate protection targets.


    Showcase projects by STEAG

    HydrOxy Hub, Duisburg-Walsum

    A lighthouse hydrogen project in Duisburg for the decarbonization of the steel industry

    Together with project partners thyssenkrupp Steel and thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, STEAG is working on a feasibility study for the construction of a water electrolysis plant with a capacity of up to 500 megawatts (MW) to supply green hydrogen and oxygen to thyssenkrupp Steel’s nearby steelworks.

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    Fenne HydroHub

    The hydrogen infrastructure project in Saarland

    The project sketch "HydroHub Fenne" was selected and evaluated as eligible for funding by the Federal Ministry of Economics in the context of the ideas competition "Reallabor der Energiewende".

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    Unsere Podcastfolgen zum Thema Wasserstoff

    Folge 3: 36 Minuten zum häufigsten Element im Universum: Wasserstoff

    Daniel spricht mit Julius Okon, zuständig für Projektplanung rundum das Thema Wasserstoff bei STEAG Energy Services, über das häufigste Element im Universum.

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    Sonderfolge: Wasserstoffprojekt "HydrOxy"

    Das Gemeinschaftsprojekt HydrOxy befasst sich mit dem Bau einer Wasserelektrolyse mit einer Kapazität von 500 MW auf dem STEAG-Gelände in Duisburg und soll dem nahegelegenen Stahlwerk von thyssenkrupp Steel mit grünem Wasserstoff und Sauerstoff dienen.

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    Our services revolving around hydrogen and power-to-x: national & international

    Hydrogen can and will change many processes. We are your partner and will support you with our expertise and extensive experience in this complex transformation. We use this expertise to provide our customers and partners with the best strategies for the production, storage, utilization and transport of hydrogen: tailored to your needs and specific challenges. This is based on decades of experience in numerous innovation projects, such as one of the world’s largest battery storage systems. If required, we can combine the production of green hydrogen with further process steps, including the integration of captured CO2, to convert it into products such as methanol, kerosene or methane.

    Our experts are also available internationally to develop customized solutions for you and your hydrogen projects.

    Take advantage of our hydrogen services from A-Z
    Our services

    We offer everything around hydrogen from A-Z.


    Development of technical and economic concepts


    Comprehensive support for approval planning


    Selection and negotiation of suppliers


    Preparation of comprehensive feasibility studies

    Energy sources

    Sensible and target-oriented integration of different energy sources


    Processing of interfaces and site integration


    Identification, selection and application of suitable funding measures


    Detailed preparation of technical specifications

    Preliminary planning

    Detailed preparation of the preliminary planning


    Creation of general contractor and lot tenders and evaluation of tenders


    Sophisticated quality management and proven process optimization

    Owner’s Engineering

    Full owner's engineering services

    Color code for hydrogen

    In the current debate, different color properties are often attributed to hydrogen; there are therefore mentions of “green”, “turquoise”, “blue” and “grey” hydrogen.

    The various colors stand for the relevant emissions connected with the relevant hydrogen. These emissions themselves depend on the manner in which the hydrogen was produced.

    Color code for hydrogen

    Green hydrogen

    Green hydrogen

    Green hydrogen is produced by electrolysis, with the electricity used being generated from renewable sources such as wind and solar power.

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    Turquoise hydrogen

    Turquoise hydrogen

    Turquoise hydrogen is produced from natural gas by methane splitting.

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    Blue hydrogen

    Blue hydrogen

    Blue hydrogen is produced from fossil fuels such as natural gas or coal.

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    Grey hydrogen

    Grey hydrogen

    Grey hydrogen is produced in the same way as blue hydrogen – with the decisive difference that the CO2 released in the process is not captured and stored, but rather emitted.

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