Cummins to invest over $1bn across its US engine manufacturing network
Cummins, an American engine and alternative power manufacturer, will make an additional investment of over $1bn across its engine manufacturing network in the US.
The proposed investment, which aligns with President Joe Biden’s visit to Cummins in Fridley, Minnesota, will focus on upgrading the company’s facilities located in Indiana, North Carolina, and New York.
The company’s upgrade project is anticipated to back the industry’s first fuel agnostic engine platforms that leverage a range of lower carbon fuels to accelerate the country’s decarbonization efforts.
Jennifer Rumsey — Cummins President and CEO said: “In just a few weeks, we will begin manufacturing one of the key pieces of technology for green hydrogen production that will help decarbonize our economy and drive the clean energy transition – the electrolyzer.
“The electrolyzer production in Minnesota and investment in our Indiana, North Carolina and New York facilities are reflective of our dual path approach of advancing both engine-based and zero-emission solutions – an approach that is best for all of our stakeholders and our impact on the planet.”
Of more than $1bn proposed investment, Cummins anticipates spending $452 million to upgrade its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Western New York.
The 998,000 square-foot Jamestown Engine Plant will manufacture the industry’s first fuel-agnostic internal combustion engine platform that runs on low carbon fuels and the X15N is part of the new fuel-agnostic 15-liter engine platform produced at the site.
The customers of Cummins such as Walmart, Matheson, Werner, and National Ready Mix are starting to test the X15N engine.
Cummins said the details of additional investment in Indiana and North Carolina will be disclosed in the future.
The company will produce electrolyzers at the Fridley facility, Minnesota starting 24 April 2023.
President Biden is visiting Cummins in Fridley, as part of his Administration’s Investing in America tour.