Cummins ready for electrolyzer plant construction in Spain

Cummins will soon start construction on its new gigawatt electrolyzer manufacturing plant in Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

Cummins chose Spain as the location for a new proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer plant last year. Earlier this year, the company purchased over 530,000 square feet (50,000 square meters) of land in Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, where it is now preparing to begin construction.

The new PEM electrolyzer plant is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. The more than 200,000 square foot (20,000 square meter) facility will house system assembly and testing and will be capable of producing 500MW of electrolyzers per year, with the capacity to scale up to more than 1GW per year.

Green hydrogen, created through water electrolysis with renewable electricity, is a critical enabler of economic decarbonization. Hydrogen, once produced, can be stored as a liquid or a gas and transported. Hydrogen is a viable zero-emissions alternative to fossil fuels for some of the world’s most energy-intensive and difficult-to-abate sectors, including heavy-duty commercial transportation, manufacturing, industrial processes, and chemical production.