Cummins begins work on its electrolyzer gigafactory in Guadalajara
It will invest 60 million euros and generate 300 qualified jobs
The American company Cummins will soon begin the construction of its new gigafactory for the production of electrolysers in Guadalajara, which will foreseeably finish its works in 2023.
Last year, Cummins announced that it had selected Spain as the site for a new PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolyzer plant and, in early 2022, purchased nearly 60,000 square meters of land in the industrial zone of Guadalajara (Castilla-La Stain).
The initial investment could be around 60 million euros. It is also estimated that 300 highly qualified jobs will be created.
The factory with more than 20,000 square meters will develop electrolyzer assembly and testing activities and will have the capacity to produce 500 MW of electrolyzers per year with the aim of later reaching a production capacity of 1 GW per year.
“We are excited to begin work on this facility in Spain as Cummins increases its presence and production capacity for electrolyzers around the world,” said Alexey Ustinov, Vice President of Electrolyzers for Cummins. “We are committed to helping the EU produce more green hydrogen as we move towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, the European Green Deal and the Fit for 55 legislative package of reducing emissions by 55% by 2030,” he explained.