Industrial gases specialist Linde will invest US$100m to increase production of its plant in Delaware, US.
Linde will install a new air separation unit (ASU) at the site. When complete in 2019, the plant will be Linde’s largest liquid merchant plant in the US, producing 1,200 t/d of liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon for customers in the Delaware Valley. In addition, it will produce 400 t/d of gaseous products for distribution via pipeline.
Linde says the new plant will be “extremely energy efficient”, incorporating technology from Linde Engineering. The company says the ASU will “consume the least amount of energy while maximising production capability”.
Pat Murphy, president of Linde Americas, said: “Our new ASU will fill regional demand while substantially reducing our energy usage and our overall carbon footprint. It will be a win-win for our customers and for the environment.”
Delaware governor Jack Markell, added he was pleased Linde’s investment was creating jobs in his state while lowering its energy footprint.
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