Cummins advances its Gigawatt electrolyser manufacturing plant in Spain, expanding its global energy footprint
COLUMBUS, Ind., October 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will soon begin construction of its new gigawatt electrolyser manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, reaffirming the company’s commitment to growing the green economy hydrogen in Europe and worldwide.
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Last year, Cummins announcement he had chosen Spain as the site of a new proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser plant. Earlier this year, the company purchased more than 530,000 square feet (50,000 square meters) of land in the industrial zone of Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, where it is now preparing to begin construction.
“We are delighted to be part of Guadalajara and put down roots in Spain. The growing hydrogen economy here continues to be an attractive environment for Cummins to grow its global electrolyzer manufacturing footprint,” said Amy Davis, vice president and president of New Power at Cummins. “With the support of the Spanish government and the European Union, the Spanish hydrogen market has great potential. This facility will allow Cummins to help European customers transition their energy supply and achieve energy targets. sustainability goals. This plant is also another step toward achieving Cummins’ own carbon neutrality goals.”
Construction of the new PEM electrolyser plant is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. It will initially create approximately 150 highly skilled jobs, with the potential to add another 200 jobs as production increases. The over 20,000 m² (200,000 sq ft) facility will house system assembly and testing and will have the capacity to produce 500 MW of electrolysers per year, scalable to over 1 GW per year.
Cummins’ investment in Spain adds to the company’s global efforts to develop and manufacture zero-emission technologies at scale and ultimately reduce carbon emissions. The company also recently announced the expansion of PEM electrolyser manufacturing capacity at its plant in Oevel, Belgium, to 1 GW.
“Green” hydrogen – produced by electrolysis of water from renewable electricity – is a key catalyst for economy-wide decarbonisation. Once produced, hydrogen can be stored in liquid or gaseous form and transported. As an alternative to fossil fuels, hydrogen is a viable zero-emissions solution for some of the most energy-intensive and hard-to-reduce sectors in the world, such as heavy commercial transportation, manufacturing, industrial processes and chemical production.
“By increasing our ability to meet demand for hydrogen generation technology, this facility will help accelerate the global transition to clean energy and the role of hydrogen as a viable alternative energy source in Europe,” said Alexey Ustinov, vice president of electrolysers at Cummins. “Cummins is committed to helping the European Union produce more hydrogen domestically, reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and ensure a sustainable future.”
Cummins has a long history of advanced technology and engineering capabilities and innovates through a broad portfolio of market-leading renewable hydrogen technologies. It has been part of many world firsts in hydrogen, including powering the world’s largest PEM electrolyser operating at 20 MW in Bécancour, Canada; the world’s first megawatt-scale demonstration plant for storing wind energy in the natural gas grid at Windgas Falkenhagen, Germany; the world’s first fleet of 100% hydrogen-powered passenger trains in Lower Saxony, Germany; and the world’s first hydrogen fueling station for ships, cars, trucks and industrial customers in Antwerp, Belgium.
Cummins Inc., a global power technology leader, is a complementary business line company that designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad portfolio of power solutions. The Company’s product line includes integrated internal combustion, electric and hybrid power solutions and components, including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, control systems, air handling, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cells. some products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), since its founding in 1919, Cummins has employed approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, the environment and equal opportunities. Cummins serves customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distribution outlets, and through thousands of retail locations worldwide and has earned approximately $2.1 billion on sales of $24 billion dollars in 2021.
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