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May 31, 2013

Linde NA announces plans for ASU and gasification train in Texas

Scott Jenkins

Linde North America (Murray Hill, NJ; www.lindeus.com) will invest more than $200 million to build a large, state-of-the art air separation unit (ASU), a new gasification train and supporting equipment and facilities in La Porte, Texas. The plants are scheduled to come on-stream in the first quarter of 2015.

The ASU will be the largest operated by Linde in the U.S. and the addition of a new gasification plant will create the world’s largest gas-based partial oxidation complex for the production of syngas products for petrochemicals. “With the new plants, Linde will have a fully, integrated presence in the Houston area that covers air gases and synthesis gas products production and supply to our customers,” said Dr. Rainer Schlicher, head of global business unit, tonnage.

The air gases (oxygen and nitrogen) produced by the new ASU will supply the gasification assets at the La Porte site. The new gasifier will convert natural gas into syngas and constituent products such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide which are used to produce methanol, downstream chemicals and cleaner transportation fuels. The syngas products will be served by pipeline to a key customer. Linde also owns and operates three additional large, partial oxidation facilities that manufacture syngas products using Linde’s world-leading syngas processing technologies and know-how.


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