Inspenet, September 24, 2023.
Cummins management has confirmed that the electrolyzer plant for the manufacture of green hydrogen in Guadalajara, which will create around 300 jobs, will begin operating in January 2024, according to its director, David Heredero.
“Everything is going according to plan. We hope to process the completion certificate in November and have the first occupancy license in December and begin the activity in January,” he said last Wednesday in Guadalajara together with the Minister of Economy, Business and Employment, Patricia Franco, in statements to the media.
David Heredero highlighted the cooperation of the authorities in the start of the plant, as well as the beginning of the training that involves 42 individuals, of which 35% are women. This represents a 30% increase compared to 45 people who have been unemployed for more than 45 years. Over a four-month period, they will acquire the skills necessary to begin production at this facility.
Hydrogen production will begin in 2024
Regarding the start of operations, it has been confirmed that it will begin in January 2024, according to the established schedule, and it will be a gradual process.
“First we have to certify certain processes, certain parts of the implementation of factory standards and from 40 employees we will possibly go to 60 workers at the end of the year and the projection remains to reach a figure of 300 people in two three years,” he assured. director.
The majority of its employees are expected to be local and it has said that “the expectations and level of attraction of local talent is very good.”
He highlighted that there are various opportunities to join the company, either through previous experience or through training programs, such as the aforementioned course and others similar. Additionally, the Cummins leader has announced a plan in collaboration with the Board to establish a steady flow of students and obtain accreditation as a continuing education center early next year, allowing students to complete their internships at these facilities.
The company plans to invest approximately 80 million euros in the start-up of this plant, which will cover an area of more than 20,000 m 2 . This plant will focus on electrolyzer assembly and testing activities and will have the capacity to produce 500 MW of electrolyzers per year, with the ambition to subsequently increase production capacity to 1 GW per year.