Today, Siemens Energy announced it will provide engineering services, comprehensive lifecycle equipment, and technology solutions for two Symbio Infrastructure’s subsidiaries; GNL Quebec’s carbon-neutral Énergie Saguenay liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) project in Quebec and Gazoduq’s carbon-neutral natural gas transmission line project between Ontario and Quebec.
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Similarly, Siemens Energy will provide further carbon emission footprint reduction solutions to both projects. This is remarkably important since there is an increasing number of governments worldwide prioritizing decarbonization and accelerating the energy transition to combat global climate change.
About the agreement between Siemens Energy and Symbio
Under the agreement, Siemens Energy will leverage its portfolio of greener solutions for rotating equipment, electrical, and digital infrastructure. Furthermore, the parties will work together to explore green hydrogen development opportunities; particularly, under a new potential investment initiative to be considered by Symbio.
Accordingly, Énergie Saguenay’s 10.5 MTPA LNG export facility will be powered by nearby renewable hydroelectricity. Worth noting, Énergie Saguenay plans to operate the lowest carbon-intensity LNG plant in the world via Gazoduq’s carbon-neutral natural gas transmission line.
In this sense, Jim Illich, Founder, and President of Symbio Infrastructure, said in a media release; Indeed, “from Symbio’s inception, our fundamental vision has been to meet the world’s growing energy demand by building electrified, carbon-neutral infrastructure that will set new global benchmarks for the energy transition.
Thus, “we are excited to collaborate with Siemens Energy, who not only share our vision and ambition,” Illich continued. But “whose innovative technologies and capabilities will further advance and refine Symbio’s innovative projects.”
Strengthening Canada’s and Germany’s clean energy relationship
Similarly, Tim Holt, member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy, said; “We’re proud to support Symbio’s carbon-neutral Canadian LNG project powered by hydroelectricity. Also, Canada’s first carbon-neutral natural gas transmission line; while also integrating cutting-edge Siemens Energy solutions and technology to realize one of the world’s lowest carbon intensity LNG value chains.
“Siemens Energy is also looking forward to furthering our development of a carbon-free hydrogen economy,” continued Holt. This is possible “by collaborating with Symbio and advancing Germany’s collaboration with Canada.”
Indeed, these agreements show Symbio and Siemens Energy’s alignment to their environmental stewardship. Moreover, it underscores both companies’ commitments to developing innovative infrastructure that helps meet these goals. In addition, both parties envision the alliance aligning with the principles included in the March 2021 Energy Partnership between Germany and Canada. This Alliance aims to advance the respective countries’ net-zero aspirations.