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Hydrogen market: US company invests in Herten



Cummins, one of the world's largest manufacturers of power generation equipment, is building a fuel cell plant on the site of the Ewald colliery.

A global player and expert for emission-free energy is growing in North Rhine-Westphalia: Cummins from the USA is relocating its subsidiary Hydrogenics from Gladbeck to Herten and is building a new production and research center for fuel cell technology on the site of the Ewald colliery. "This facility will better enable us to support customers in Europe and strategically strengthen our position as a leader in shaping tomorrow's hydrogen economy," explains Amy Davis, President of New Power at Cummins.

Cummins plans to create around 50 new jobs at the new location by the end of 2021. The U.S. company will produce fuel cell systems for zero-emission railroad propulsion in Herten, thereby providing important impetus for the future of mobility: "The establishment of the first series production of zero-emission drive systems in Germany shows that Mobility 4.0 is not only being conceived and researched here, but can also be experienced," says Hendrik Wüst, Transport Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In recent years Herten has developed into an important hydrogen location in North Rhine-Westphalia. More and more companies from the hydrogen and fuel cell technology sector are settling in the h2herten user center at the former Ewald colliery site.