The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Franziska Giffey, invited to the signing of an LOI between HH2E AG and WISTA Management GmbH in the Red City Hall. The plan is to build a hydrogen power plant.
In the LOI, Alexander Voigt (co-founder and board member of HH2E) and Roland Sillmann (managing director of WISTA Management GmbH) agreed to transfer parts of the land in the CleanTech Business Park Marzahn to HH2E AG.
The LOI refers to a total area of 50,000m² in the CleanTech Business Park Berlin-Marzahn (CBP), with 90 hectares the largest contiguous area for manufacturing companies in Berlin, according to the company. An HH2E plant is to be built here, which from 2027 could generate heat to supply adjacent businesses and apartments from hydrogen produced on site.
"We need to transform our energy generation and storage in large part to make the energy transition a success. This requires significant transformation efforts. Finding suitable sites to build new technologies is a major challenge in a metropolis like Berlin. I am pleased that this has been successfully achieved at the CleanTech Business Park Marzahn.
The HH2E plant planned there produces green hydrogen, from which electricity and heat can be generated. This could supply 30 percent of all Berlin households connected to the district heating network with hot water. In addition, around 120 new jobs are to be created. With the agreement adopted today, we are taking a major step toward an innovative climate-neutral city. I thank all those involved for their commitment."
Hydrogen to heat surrounding area
Alexander Voigt, co-founder and board member of HH2E, said:
"We have innovative and consistent plans and have decided to locate the base of our technological development and operations in Berlin. From here, we want to make a significant contribution to the energy transition and help Germany regain its energy sovereignty.
There are projects in Berlin, such as the Urban Tech Republic at the former Tegel Airport or the CleanTech Business Park Berlin-Marzahn, to which we can make an important contribution with our technology and know-how in the field of green energy."
Roland Sillmann, Managing Director of WISTA Management GmbH:
"I am very pleased that HH2E AG wants to settle in the CleanTech Business Park in Marzahn. With its plan to produce green hydrogen and district heating, the company fits very well into the cleantech profile of the area.
We are confident that the project will make good progress following the memorandum of understanding signed jointly today and that construction work can begin next year. We will support HH2E on this path to advance the knowledge-based reindustrialization of Berlin based on cleantech."