The planned 89,000 sq. ft. plant is initially expected to produce the company’s HyLYZER®-500 and HyLYZER®-500 PEM electrolysers, offering a range of products that can accommodate power needs from 1.25MW to 200MW.

H2 View understands, the plant is set to be designed to facilitate a scale up to 1GW of annual production capacity, allowing for a wider range of projects to be produced.

“Expanding Cummins’ electrolyser manufacturing footprint to the US is a milestone not only for our company but an important step in advancing global decarbonisation efforts,” said Alexey Ustinov, Vice President of Electrolysers 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,” added Ustinov.

The Fridley site follows on from the company’s recent announcement that it will expand its PEM electrolyser manufacturing capacity at its Belgium factory to 1GW.

Read more: Cummins to scale its Belgian electrolyser plant capacity to 1GW

Additionally, the plant deepens Cummins’ hydrogen involvement in North America, building off plans revealed last Thursday (October 6), that the company will design and manufacture a 20MW electrolyser system for Atura Power’s Niagara Hydrogen Centre in Ontario, Canada.

Read more: Cummins to design and manufacture 20MW electrolyser for Niagara Hydrogen Centre

Alex Savelli, Managing Director of Electrolysers, America at Cummins, said, “Expanding our electrolyser 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.

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