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Linde increases production capacity for hydrogen refuelling stations in China

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Linde and the Dalian Bingshan Group have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture company that will manufacture hydrogen refuelling stations in the Liaoning province of Dalian, China, to supply fuel cell-powered vehicles, starting in 2021. As a result, Linde will triple its production capacity for hydrogen refuelling stations in the next few years. The new production facility in Dalian has been designed to meet the requirements of the rapidly growing Aisia-Pacific (APAC) markets.

“The Asian market has long been one of the pioneers in hydrogen-based mobility solutions. Due to our many years of successful cooperation with our joint venture partner, this is the ideal location for us to expand capacity," said Dr Alexander Unterschuetz, Senior Vice President of Components, Linde Engineering.

In 2014, Linde started small series production for hydrogen refuelling stations in Vienna, Austria. The IC90 and Twin IC90 systems to be manufactured in Dalian are based on the ionic compressor technology developed by Linde in Vienna. This technology has proved to be energy-efficient and space-saving. A sufficient infrastructure of hydrogen refuelling stations is considered one of the key prerequisites for the market success of emission-free fuel cell vehicles.

Linde and the Dalian Bingshan Group have been running a successful joint venture in Dalian since 2005. The company produces and sells large air separation plants and other plant components.

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