24 September 2013 16:17 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Linde North America has broken ground on a new industrial gases liquefier in La Porte, Texas, the company announced on Tuesday.
The plant will produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon at Linde’s new air separation unit, which broke ground in May as part of a $200m (€148m) investment that includes a gasification train and supporting facilities and equipment.
Until the plant comes on stream in the first quarter of 2015, Linde will serve customers from nearby plants in Texas and Louisiana, said Scott Latta, vice president of the south and west regions for Linde.
“The La Porte liquefier will give us the size and operating efficiencies we need to meet the rapidly growing demand in the Houston Ship Channel area," Latta said.
The liquid gases produced at the plant will serve chemical and petrochemical manufacturers, food processors, metal fabricators, metal heat treaters, independent gases and welding distributors, as well as healthcare providers.
($1 = €0.74)
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