Linde to build, operate air separation units for Yantai Wanhua

29 July 2011 09:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Linde has been commissioned to build and operate two air separation units at Chinese polyurethane (PU) maker Yantai Wanhua’s production site in Shandong in a deal worth around €130m ($185.7m), the German industrial gases firm said on Friday.

The two plants will each have a capacity of 55,000 normal cubic metres of oxygen per hour, and will supply oxygen and nitrogen to Yantai Wanhua's methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plants, Linde said in a statement.

MDI is an intermediate product in the manufacture of PU, which is used in large quantities in the construction and automobile industries.

Both air separation units are expected to come on stream between the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, it said.

Linde will also produce liquefied products for the open market in the Shandong region, the statement said without elaborating further.

The project includes the construction of a 20km pipeline in the Yantai Economic and Technology Park, it added.

($1 = €0.70)

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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