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Linde receives major order from Praxair to supply a hydrogen plant in the US

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The technology company, The Linde Group, has signed a contract with US industrial gas company, Praxair Inc., to supply a hydrogen plant that will be part of the company's US Gulf Coast hydrogen system which spans Southeast Texas and Western Louisiana.

"We are very pleased to have won this important contract from Praxair to provide the largest hydrogen production unit in Linde's history," said Dr Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG and responsible for the company's plant engineering business. "We attribute this success to our compelling and customer-oriented engineering solutions."

Linde's Engineering Division is responsible for the design and supply of the equipment for the core components of the hydrogen plant. The order includes the steam-methane reformer, designed and supplied by Linde subsidiary Selas Linde in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, the pressure swing adsorption unit, and the balance of the core plant. The plant will have a production capacity of over 190 000 Nm3/hr of high-purity hydrogen and will also generate steam. The new plant will be highly modularised with world-class reliability and energy efficiency and is scheduled to come on stream in early 2021.

In the 2017 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of €17.113 billion, making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 58 000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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