The Linde Gases Division in Germany and Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland have announced that they are extending their existing partnership by a further 15 years, starting 1 January 2018.
Since the Total refinery in Leuna commenced operations in 1997, Linde has been supplying it with hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen from its local facilities. The refinery is Linde’s largest single customer in Germany.
The agreement also covers the operation of a gas separation plant at the refinery site, which recovers carbon dioxide (CO2) from the refinery’s flue gases for resale to Linde customers.
Dr Willi Frantz, Managing Director, Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH, said: “With the newly agreed provisions we will continue our long-term collaboration over the course of two decades. We are pleased to continue our partner-like relationship and constructive cooperation.”
Olaf Reckenhofer, Head of Region Central Europe at Linde’s Gases Division, added: “We are delighted to be further investing in our long-standing and successful collaboration with Total in Leuna. While our Remote Operation Center at this site is of international significance to us, local long-term contracts remain the bedrock of our business there.”
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