Guildford, UK, July 7, 2020 - Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) today announced it has started up a state-of-the-art hydrogen and carbon monoxide facility in Clear Lake, Texas (TX), as well as a new air separation unit in LaPorte, TX. The plants will supply oxygen, nitrogen and carbon monoxide to Celanese, under a previously announced long-term agreement, and hydrogen to other customers via Linde's U.S. Gulf Coast pipeline system.
The new air separation unit is also connected to Linde's nitrogen and oxygen pipeline network which enables safe and reliable supply to Celanese as well as other customers in the area.
"We are proud to be a key supplier to Celanese and further strengthen our relationship through various long-term projects with this world-class company," said Jeff Barnhard, Vice President South Region, Linde. "The new plants, along with our pipeline network, are uniquely positioned to safely and reliably supply Celanese and other valued customers in the U.S. Gulf Coast. These projects will also support our merchant liquid business customers in the region."
Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2019 sales of $28 billion (€25 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.
The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.
For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit www.linde.com.