Linde to supply air separation units and synthesis gas purification plants
Significant boost to Jamnagar as a refining and petrochemical hub
Munich, 9 April 2013 – Technology company The Linde Group has been awarded a major contract by Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) to build several plants to generate and purify gases in Jamnagar, India. Part of the Reliance Group, India's largest private enterprise, RIL specialises in the energy and petrochemicals industries.
"We are delighted to have this renewed opportunity to build upon our long-standing relationship with Reliance," said Professor Dr Aldo Belloni, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG. "Around twenty years ago, we delivered several large-scale hydrogen plants for Jamnagar. Now we are committed to contribute to the expansion of one of the world's key refinery and petrochemical hubs with our air separation and acid gas removal know-how."
Under the new deal, Linde's Engineering Division will supply four large air separation units (ASUs) for the production of gaseous oxygen. RIL needs massive streams of oxygen for its proposed petroleum coke and coal gasification facilities. To treat the synthesis gas generated during this gasification process, Linde will also deliver two RECTISOL® acid gas removal units. Linde will be supplying the license, process design, detail engineering and procurement services for this project.
In addition, Linde will build two additional ASUs to supply high-purity oxygen to RIL's ethylene glycol facilities in Jamnagar.
About The Linde Group
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn. The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at http://www.linde.com/.
Dr Thomas Hagn