Schima Mayer Starlinger is advising Wien Energie on its joint project with Rhein Energie, Siemens Energy, and Verbund to mix hydrogen into the natural gas powering the steam turbine system of Vienna's Donaustadt power plant.
According to the firm, this is a "global premiere for sustainable environmental protection and carbon dioxide reduction." Testing will be conducted until mid-September to determine the optimal mixture. If successful, the plant will be certified for continuous operation, Schima Mayer Starlinger reported. "With just a 15% volume blend of green hydrogen, the Donaustadt power plant, which generates electricity for approximately 850,000 households, could save around 33,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually."
Back in March, Schima Mayer Starlinger also reportedly advised Wien Energie on establishing a geothermal energy joint venture with OMV in the Greater Vienna area (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on March 17, 2023).
The Schima Mayer Starlinger team is led by Founding Partner Christian Mayer.
The firm did not respond to our inquiry on the matter.