Bilfinger Life Science 

Bilfinger Life Science


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Wasserstoff spielt für die Energieversorgung von morgen eine zentrale Rolle: Indem er regenerativ gewonnene Energien speichern und transportieren kann, ist mit ihm eine vollständig klimaneutrale Energieversorgung in der Zukunft denkbar.

Die Technologie ist neu, aber für uns nichts Neues.
Neben zahlreichen Projekten in diesem Bereich haben wir 20 Jahre Erfahrung in der Projektabwicklung. Bei der Kombination von Prozesskenntnissen aus der Energie sowie der Gas Industrie mit unserem Know-How sind wir europaweit führend. Die Automatisierung, Elektrotechnik und industrielle IT zusammen mit unseren Kompetenzen im Projektmanagement und Anlagenbau machen uns zu Ihrem Partner im Bereich Wasserstoff.

Consulting and engineering

Whether planning, development or yield calculation: Bilfinger supports and advises plant operators, energy suppliers and users of hydrogen from the very first step. The spectrum of services ranges from feasibility studies to conceptual and basic engineering.

Plant engineering and EPC services


Bilfinger offers fully comprehensive services for the construction of a plant – including project management, detailed planning and control, procurement, and the execution of construction and installation work. Bilfinger can also take on the role of system integrator. The advantage for customers: They receive all services from a single source.

Maintenance and service

Bilfinger is a reliable and experienced partner when it comes to operating, maintaining and optimizing plants and can provide all maintenance and services. These include plant operation, regular maintenance, turnarounds and calibrations.


Bilfinger’s employees have unique process know-how and are familiar with a wide range of technologies and processes for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen. In addition, they can evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of components as well as processes.

Grüner Wasserstoff von der Nordsee (North Sea Energy Program)

The North Sea plays an important role in the generation of renewable energy: Not only is it a potential site for offshore wind farms and underground CO2 storage, it could also play a major role in the production of hydrogen. To identify the potential of the North Sea as an integrated energy system, the North Sea Energy Program was launched in 2017. Bilfinger is among the more than 30 organizations, companies and research institutions collaborating in this program. As part of this program, Bilfinger Tebodin designed six hydrogen production plants of different sizes for a total of three energy islands of 2 GW, 5 GW and 20 GW.

High-pressure hydrogen storage for research (German Aerospace Center)

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) researches gases for energy technology in Cologne – including hydrogen. Various gases can be mixed in high-pressure mixing facilities, allowing internal and external partners from the aerospace and energy technology sectors to conduct tests under realistic conditions. Bilfinger supported DLR in the development of the 300 bar hydrogen high-pressure storage tanks. To this end, Bilfinger carried out feasibility studies, assumed responsibility for design planning, authority engineering and the procurement of materials, and was responsible for the construction of the storage facilities.

Mobile with hydrogen (Air Liquide)

Air Liquide has built one of the first publicly accessible hydrogen refueling stations in the Netherlands near Rotterdam. This is directly connected to Air Liquide’s European hydrogen pipeline network. Bilfinger took on the engineering, coordinated the approval of the filling station vis-à-vis the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and was responsible for the construction of the filling station.

Test center for gas turbines (Siemens)

Siemens maintains a burner test center for gas turbines near Berlin. The goal is to research combustion processes under realistic operating conditions. For this purpose, Siemens required, among other things, a cryogenic energy storage system for hydrogen. Bilfinger took on the investment calculation, the pre-basic engineering and the authority engineering.

Pilot plant for green power storage (Uniper)

In Falkenhagen, Uniper operates a pilot plant for the storage and transmission of wind power. This involves the production of green hydrogen by electrolysis, which in the first years of the pilot plant was fed directly into the long-distance gas grid. Today, the hydrogen is mixed with carbon dioxide from a bio-ethanol plant and thus converted into methane, i.e. synthetic natural gas. Bilfinger supported the construction of the power-to-gas plant and supplied the control system as well as data storage. Bilfinger was also responsible for the pipeline leakage monitoring system and the remote control of dispatching.

Underground storage of hydrogen/natural gas mixtures.

Bilfinger is carrying out a feasibility study on the production of hydrogen for a Slovakian company with expertise in the development of natural gas storage facilities. The hydrogen is fed into natural gas and stored underground. In this process, an injection of hydrogen into natural gas of up to 15 percent can be achieved. The study started in November 2020 and the results will be presented to the client in January 2021.

The customer will build a smaller facility to test the production of hydrogen using electrolyzers, as well as the behavior of the mixture during underground storage and withdrawal of the mixture for future larger projects.

One of the main benefits of using green (or low-carbon) hydrogen blended with natural gas is a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It also improves the combustion properties of the natural gas.

Underground and aboveground storage of hydrogen

Bilfinger is preparing a concept study for the underground and above-ground storage of hydrogen for a major storage operator in the German and European natural gas market.

Bilfinger’s services include the preparation of a plant concept for the construction of an above-ground hydrogen plant on the site of the existing gas storage facility. From there, the supply of a city with hydrogen is to be made possible in the future.

The study is to examine the necessary installations for the storage and transport of hydrogen. A viable plant concept is to be developed, on which the further design, implementation and approval planning will be based. Concept and study are part of a long-term project on hydrogen. The project goal is the long-term establishment of climate-neutral hydrogen in the areas of industry, energy supply and transportation.