27.11.2023  |  News

Representatives of the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park and TotalEnergies Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH sign Germany’s first supply contract for green hydrogen

  • TotalEnergies refinery in Leuna to receive its first locally produced green hydrogen in the second half of 2025   
  • Saxony-Anhalt Minister of Economic Affairs Sven Schulze is present at pioneering contract signing 
  • Contract signing completes the value chain for green hydrogen at the Bad Lauchstäd Energy Park

Today, Monday 27 November 2023, the first supply contract for green hydrogen in Germany was signed between Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park – represented by Uniper and VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH via the joint venture Elektrolyse Mitteldeutschland GmbH – and TotalEnergies Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH in the presence of Saxony-Anhalt’s Minister of Economic Affairs Sven Schulze. Following a preliminary agreement in June and in parallel to the construction work on the electrolysis plant, which has been ongoing since July, the contractual partners have worked out and finalised all the details of this supply contract over the past few weeks.

“Once again, we can celebrate the passing of a very important milestone in the project with this contract. We are delighted that we have been able to win Total Raffinerie as an anchor customer for our green hydrogen in order to close the value chain in the local area. The Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park will have the opportunity to show that we can produce green hydrogen locally that meets the high quality requirements of the industry,” says Cornelia Müller-Pagel, project manager in the consortium, enthusiastically.

Before the first green hydrogen can be delivered to the Total refinery in Leuna in 2025, the wind farm will be completed by the spring of next year and the electrolyser will be built in parallel by 2025. Last but not least, the converted gas pipeline will be extended to the refinery in Leuna with a short connecting pipeline. 


Back row:  Stephan Haupt (VNG H&V), Dr. Axel Wietfeld (Uniper Hydrogen), Economics Minister Sven Schulze, Hans-Joachim Polk (VNG AG), Cornelia Müller-Pagel (EBL), Sébastien Bruna (TotalEnergies)

Front row: Sebastian Pflüger (VNG H&V / EMG), Bastian Untiet (Uniper / EMG), Thomas Behrends (TotalEnergies Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland), Hardy Schramm (TotalEnergies Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland)