Uniper is a leading international energy company, has around 11,500 employees, and operates in more than 40 countries. The company plans for its power generation business in Europe to be carbon-neutral by 2035. And Uniper’s roughly 33 gigawatts of installed generation capacity make it one of the world‘s largest electricity producers. In the UK, Uniper owns and operates a flexible generation portfolio of seven power stations, a fast-cycle gas storage facility and two high pressure gas pipelines, from Theddlethorpe to Killingholme and from Blyborough to Cottam, in the north east. We also have significant long-term regasification capacity at the Grain LNG terminal in Kent, to convert LNG back to natural gas.
As a pioneer in the field of hydrogen, Uniper has set itself the target of operating worldwide along the entire value chain in the future and implementing projects that will make hydrogen the mainstay of the future energy supply.
It was one of the first to implement power-to-gas technology – using wind power to produce hydrogen and feed it into the gas grid – with its plant in Falkenhagen, Germany, built in 2013. Uniper is currently supporting around 20 hydrogen projects, at various stages of development, from initial concept to completed projects. These include its Falkenhagen plant, potential production facilities at Maasvlakte in the Netherlands, plans for a German national hub for hydrogen in Wilhelmshaven, and for a hydrogen production hub in the Humber, UK.
We see CCUS as complementary to our strategy, where it provides a potential future solution for decarbonising our power plants, and enables at scale production of blue hydrogen which is required to advance decarbonisation across sectors such as industry and transport as well as power production.