The leading industrial gas firm Linde has started a new air separation unit (ASU) to supply ultra-high purity industrial gases to a major electronics customer in Taiwan. The new facility is first of three nitrogen generators, and as a part of 15-year contract.
- Built and operated by Linde’s joint venture Linde LienHwa (LLH), the project will support a multi-billion-dollar wafer fab expansion in Tainan Science Park, Taiwan.
- The remaining two generators are expected to come on stream in 2021. Once completed, the ASU and the three generators will have a total combined gas capacity of over 173,000 Nm3/hr.
The major expansions and deals by Linde are featured below:
July 2020: Linde announced that it will start construction of the world’s first hydrogen refuelling station for passenger trains in Bremervörde, Germany. The company has the largest liquid hydrogen capacity and distribution system in the world.
July 2020: Linde has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Beijing Green Hydrogen Technology Development Co., Ltd., to jointly promote the application and development of green hydrogen in China.
May 2020, Linde announced that it had started up a state-of-the-art syngas processing plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The new plant will supply carbon monoxide and hydrogen to a top global chemical company as well as other refining and chemical customers along Linde’s hydrogen pipeline network in Southern Louisiana, all under long-term supply agreements.
April 2020, Linde announced that it had leveraged its extensive technology portfolio to sign a new contract with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), the largest refiner in India.
February 2020, Linde had started up a new air separation unit (ASU) in Freeport, Texas, as part of a long-term agreement to supply MEGlobal’s new ethylene glycol (EG) plant in Oyster Creek, Texas.
January 2020, Linde announced that it had started up a new air separation plant to supply nitrogen, high purity oxygen and argon to the 12-inch wafer product line of Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation (HLMC) in Shanghai. In addition, Linde will supply hydrogen and helium to HLMC.
Linde plc is a worlds leading industrial gas and engineering company, based in United Kingdom. The company was formed by the merger of Linde AG of Germany and Praxair of the United States . Linde operates around 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants and it has world’s first high-purity hydrogen storage cavern. The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide.