Nel to build gigawatt electrolyser manufacturing facility in Michigan

May 5, 2023
When fully operational, the new plant will employ over 500 workers and have a production capacity of up to 4GW of Alkaline and PEM electrolysers.

Nel will build a new automated gigawatt electrolyser manufacturing facility in Michigan. Nel considered several states before selecting Michigan, citing the short distance to General Motors’ headquarters as one of the determining factors since the companies have been collaborating on Nel’s PEM electrolyser technology. When fully operational, the new plant will employ over 500 workers and have a production capacity of up to 4GW of Alkaline and PEM electrolysers.

In a recent quote, Nel’s CEO, Håkon Volldal, said, “The choice of Michigan is based on an overall assessment of what the state can offer in terms of financial incentives, access to a highly skilled workforce, and cooperation with universities, research institutions, and strategic partners. I will also highlight the personal engagement from Governor Whitmer and her competent and service-minded team.”

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