Enapter and VINCI Energies in Germany sign cooperation agreement
The common goal of the cooperation is to build hydrogen plants that meet the performance and cost requirements of the industry.
March 23, 2022
- VINCI Energies in Germany (VED) intends to use AEM Multicores in production plants, generating green hydrogen for industrial applications and decentralised configurations
- Enapter’s technology approach promises the strongest cost reductions for green hydrogen
- Cooperation agreement with VINCI Energies in Germany runs for at least five years
Enapter GmbH, a 100%-owned subsidiary of the listed company Enapter AG (ISIN:DE000A255G02), has signed a cooperation agreement with the system integrator VINCI Energies Deutschland Industry & Infrastructure GmbH. As part of the listed French concession and construction group VINCI (ISIN: FR0000125486), the German business division of VINCI Energies intends to deploy and distribute Enapter’s AEM Multicore (Anion Exchange Membrane Multicore) large-scale hydrogen plants. The cooperation has a minimum term of five years. No exclusivity and/or purchase guarantees have been agreed at present.
The common goal of the cooperation is to build hydrogen plants that meet the performance and cost requirements of the industry. Through this collaboration, Enapter will provide AEM Multicore electrolysers capable of producing approximately 450 kilogrammes of green hydrogen per day. VINCI Energies in Germany intends to integrate the AEM Multicore into green hydrogen production facilities for customers – together with the necessary infrastructure and associated ancillary equipment – and to operate these on-site where needed. Direct implementation on-site with customers will be carried out by the VINCI Energies brands Actemium, a full-service provider of industrial process solutions, and Omexom, a specialist in energy infrastructures. Beyond this, there are also plans to use the AEM Multicore within the VINCI group. The decision of Enapter and VINCI Energies to cooperate was preceded by the two partners getting to know each other through Startup Connect. This programme, run by VINCI Energies, allows the systems integrator to bring together innovative companies with experts from the group’s various business units to accelerate the development of sustainable business relationships.
“We are very pleased to be working with such a renowned and experienced partner in plant engineering for industry and energy infrastructure as VINCI Energies in Germany. Together, we will advance the energy transition on an industrial scale. With the AEM Multicore, we have the perfect product to meet specific customer requirements for the production of green hydrogen. We believe their customers will appreciate this flexibility,” says Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, Founder and CEO of Enapter
“We see very great potential in the production and use of green hydrogen. Enapter is the ideal partner for us to support our expansion strategy in the hydrogen sector. The modular structure and the high flexibility, coupled with the high degree of standardisation, have more than convinced us. This allows us to optimally serve the specific requirement profiles of our customers and the extremely dynamic growth of the market for regenerative hydrogen solutions,” says Frank Westphal, CEO of VINCI Energies Deutschland Industry & Infrastructure GmbH, of the new cooperation.
The AEM Multicore presents a cost-effective alternative to conventional electrolysers in the megawatt class. With this electrolyser, Enapter combines 420 core modules – known as “AEM stacks” – into a complete system that produces green hydrogen in the megawatt range. Enapter is pursuing a clear goal with this approach: to rapidly reduce costs by scaling many small units into a large green hydrogen plant. Thus, the cost advantage of AEM as the cheapest electrolysis technology can be scaled up.
About VINCI Energies
In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots, agility and innovation, VINCI Energies’ business units boost the reliability, safety, sustainability and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories, buildings and information systems.
2021: €15.1 billion turnover // 85,700 employees // 1,800 Business Units // 55 countries
VINCI Energies Deutschland Industry & Infrastructure operates in the industrial sector under the Actemium brand, and in the energy infrastructure sector under the Omexom brand.
VINCI Energies in Germany offers solutions and services in the field of energy technology, from power generation to transmission, conversion and distribution, and is active in the fields of measurement and control technology, automation and process control technology, and operations management systems. It plans, builds and operates infrastructures for cities, industry, buildings and the energy sector. To fulfil contracts with its clients, VINCI Energies in Germany needs electrolysers, which it would like to purchase from Enapter.
Enapter is an innovative energy technology company that manufactures highly efficient hydrogen generators to replace fossil fuels and thus drive the energy transition globally. The patented and proven Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) technology enables mass production of low-cost plug-and-play green hydrogen electrolysers at any scale. The modular systems are already used in 49 countries in energy, mobility, industry, heating and telecommunications.
Enapter AG is listed on the regulated market of the Frankfurt and Hamburg stock exchanges, ISIN: DE000A255G02.
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