Uniper is an international energy company with around 12,000 employees in more than 40 countries. With about 35 GW of installed generation capacity, Uniper is among the largest global power generators. The company plans to make its power generation CO2-neutral in Europe by 2035. 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.