Cummins is all set to start the construction of its new gigawatt electrolyzer manufacturing plant in Guadalajara, Spain, which reaffirms the company’s commitment to expand the green hydrogen economy in Europe and globally. Spain was selected last year as optimal the site of a new proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer plant. Earlier this year, the company purchased more than 530,000 sq. ft. of land in the industrial area of Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, where it is now preparing to commence the construction of this plant which, is expected to become operational in 2023. The facility will have the capacity to produce 500 MW of electrolyzers per year, scalable to more than 1 GW per year. It will initially create 150 jobs, with the potential to add another 200 jobs as production continues to grow. With the support of the Spanish government and European Union, Spain’s hydrogen market has great potential due to which Cummins is investing in this country. This facility will enable Cummins to help European customers transition their energy supply and meet ambitious sustainability goals as well as contribute towards achieving the company’s own carbon neutrality targets. By contributing towards meeting the demand for hydrogen generation technology, this facility will help in accelerating the role of hydrogen as a viable alternative energy source in Europe.
The company has also recently announced plans to establish a 500 MW electrolyzer factory in Minnesota, US, as well as expanding the capacity of its electrolyzer plant in Belgium to 1GW. Cummins has been a part of many of the world’s hydrogen “firsts” and has deployed more than 600 electrolyzers in 100 countries globally up till now.
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