Linde build air separation unit in La Porte, Texas

Linde to build air separation unit in La Porte, Texas

9:44 AM, 3rd June 2013
Linde to build air separation unit in La Porte, Texas

MUNICH, GERMANY: The Linde Group will invest more than $200 million to build a large, state-of-the-art air separation unit (ASU), a new gasification train and supporting equipment and facilities in La Porte, Texas, US. The new plants are scheduled to come on-stream in the course of 2015.

The ASU will be the largest operated by Linde in the US and the addition of a new gasification plant will create the world’s largest natural gas based partial oxidation complex for the production of syngas products for petrochemicals. With the new plants, Linde will have a fully integrated presence in the Houston area that covers air gases and synthesis gas products production and supply to its customers.

The air gases (oxygen and nitrogen) produced by the new ASU will supply the gasification assets at the La Porte site. The new gasifier will convert natural gas into syngas and constituent products such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide which are used to produce methanol, downstream chemicals and cleaner transportation fuels.

“Linde is the leading syngas supplier in this region. This expansion project will allow us to support our customers at the La Porte petrochemical hub even more effectively. This is important in view of the shale gas which is providing huge growth momentum in this sector,” said Tom Blades, Member of the Executive Board, responsible for the business in the Americas, Linde AG.

© WOC News

For the best details of chemical structures, chemical formulas, properties of chemicals, subscribe to -



Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News

Kuraray to expand PVA films capacity at LaPorte, Indiana facilities

TOKYO, JAPAN: Kuraray Co Ltd has decided to expand its facilities in LaPorte, Indiana, the United States in response to the active demand for polyviny ...

Read more
BASF appoints Managing Director Sri Lanka, Sundaresan Ramnath

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: Effective from 1 June 2013, BASF has appointed Sundaresan Ramnath as the Managing Director of BASF Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. He succeeds I ...

Read more
Myriant, Uhde start bio-succinic acid production at Leuna, Germany

QUINCY, US: Myriant Corporation, a global renewable chemicals company, announced the successful scaling and commercial production of bio-succinic acid ...

Read more
China to impose anti-dumping duties on perchlorethylene imports from EU, US

BEIJING, CHINA: China launched an anti-dumping probe for perchlorethylene imports from the European Union (EU) and United States, the government said, ...

Read more
Brenntag to establish legal entity in Accra, Ghana

MULHEIM AN DER RUHR, GERMANY: Brenntag, the world market leader in chemical distribution, will establish a legal entity including warehouse facilities ...

Read more
Mexichem to acquire PolyOne’s specialty PVC resins business

TLALNEPANTLA, MEXICO: Mexichem, SAB de CV has concluded the acquisition of the specialty PVC resins business of PolyOne for an amount of $250 million. ...

Read more uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X