Cummins has unveiled plans for a new fuel cell systems production facility in Herten, Germany.
Due to open in July 2021, the new facility will boast space for both manufacturing and research and development, with plans to expand in the future to support fuel cell stack refurbishment.
Once operational, the facility will initially focus on the assembly of fuel cell systems for Alstom’s hydrogen-powered trains, manufacturing one megawatt of fuel cell systems a month for the Coradia iLint, as well as provide aftermarket support.
Commenting on the opening, Amy Davis, President of New Power at Cummins, said, “The choice to open this new fuel cell systems site in Germany is a testament to Cummins’ commitment to accelerate our hydrogen capabilities.”
“This facility will better position us to provide critical support to customers in Europe and strategically strengthen our position to be a leader in shaping tomorrow’s hydrogen economy.”
Located on the site of an old mine, the facility is part of a state-of-the-art hydrogen park, something that the City of Herten is thrilled about. “To have a global player like Cummins join our park is fantastic,” said Matthias Mueller, Mayor of Herten.
“We are focused on innovation and the clean future of transport and are glad that Cummins also will be working to achieve this goal.”