Blueprint of the envisioned HTWO Guangzhou, Hyundai Motor Group’s fuel cell system plant in Guangzhou, China. (Hyundai Motor Group)
Hyundai Motor Group began construction of its first overseas fuel cell system plant in China, holding a virtual ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday.
HTWO Guangzhou is the automaker’s first foreign plant producing fuel cell systems, and the construction is expected to be complete by the second half of 2022. HTWO is the group’s fuel cell system brand.
The ceremony to market the official start of the construction work connected officials at Hyundai Motor Studio Goyang in Gyeonggi Province with those at Guangzhou Yuexiu International Congress Center.
The group’s chairman Chung Euisun attended the event from Korea as Li Xi, the secretary of Guangdong Province and Xing-rui Ma, the provincial governor joined in China
“Hyundai Motor Group will actively lead innovation in the clean mobility industry, establishing partnerships in China with our world-class technology and capabilities in hydrogen fuel cell business,” Chung said.
“From the cooperation and support of the two countries, we will make synergies to establish a clean ecosystem and provide a more environment-friendly society with a better future.”
On a plot of 207,000 square meters, they are building a fuel cell system plant and an innovation center among other facilities, the company explained.
The envisioned plant will initially produce 6,500 fuel cell systems a year, and gradually increase capacity in line with market demand, Hyundai said.
In January, Hyundai signed an investment contract with the Chinese provincial government for the construction of the fuel cell system production facility, as the company aims to expand its hydrogen business in China.
By Jo He-rim (firstname.lastname@example.org