Linde wins contract for work at Reliance’s Jamnagar petchems hub

09 April 2013 13:23  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Linde Group has been awarded a major contract by Reliance Industries to build several plants to generate and purify gases in Jamnagar, India, in what should be a significant boost to the location as a refining and petrochemical hub, Linde said on Tuesday.

Munich-headquartered Linde will build two air separation units (ASUs) to supply high-purity oxygen to the ethylene glycol facilities in Jamnagar of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), part of Reliance Group, India’s largest private enterprise, it added.

Other ASUs for the production of gaseous oxygen will be supplied by Linde for proposed petroleum coke and coal gasification facilities of RIL.

To treat the synthesis gas generated during this gasification process, Linde will also deliver two RECTISOL acid gas removal units, Linde added.

“We are delighted to have this renewed opportunity to build upon our long-standing relationship with Reliance,' said professor Aldo Belloni, a member of the executive board of Linde.

“Around 20 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,” he added.

In 2012, Linde generated revenues of €15.28bn ($19.85bn), the company said.

($1 =  €0.77)

By: Will Conroy
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