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Cummins to set up 500 MW electrolyzer manufacturing facility in US

Cummins Hydrogen Electrolyzers. Image for representation purposes only.

Cummins Inc. has announced the production of electrolyzers in the United States, underscoring the its continued dedication to advancing the nation's green hydrogen economy. Electrolyzer production is to take place in Fridley, Minnesota, starting at 500 MW of manufacturing capacity annually, scalable to 1 GW in the future.

The facility is expected to initially roll out HyLYZER-500 and HyLYZER-500 PEM electrolyzers, with multiple variants to cater to the consumer needs between 1.25MW to 200MW for both small- and large-scale hydrogen generation projects. Other electrolyzer products can also be added to the plant's portfolio in future, the company has said.

"Expanding Cummins' electrolyzer manufacturing footprint to the United States is a milestone not only for our company but an important step in advancing global decarbonization efforts," said Alexey Ustinov, Vice President of Electrolyzers at Cummins.

"This is a reflection of increasing government support through the Inflation Reduction Act, Hydrogen Hubs and a blossoming hydrogen economy in the states. Cummins' ability to leverage our manufacturing, engineering and sourcing knowledge to build capacity will help us meet increased customer demand and continue to accelerate the clean energy transition", Alexey added.

This new production space in Fridley adds to Cummins' growing global electrolyzer development and manufacturing footprint. The company recently announced expansion of PEM electrolyzer manufacturing capacity at its Belgium factory to 1GW, and has added space to its Mississauga, Canada, site.

Cummins is also building two new electrolyzer factories in Spain and China, each starting at 500MW of manufacturing capacity and scalable to 1GW.

"Expanding our electrolyzer capabilities to Minnesota is Cummins' first step in enhancing our ability to serve North American customers and meet growing demand for large-scale electrolysis projects globally," said Alex Savelli, Managing Director of Electrolyzers – Americas at Cummins.

"The company continues to evaluate new opportunities to grow in North America that will enable us to extend our electrolyzer product range and manufacture next-generation technologies for larger, more demanding applications", he added. 

Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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