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Hydrogen and Synthesis Gas Plant Linde Builds Large Hydrogen and Synthesis Gas Plant in China

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

The technology company The Linde Group will build and operate a large hydrogen and synthesis gas plant in the Chongqing Chemical Park in Western China in a joint enterprise with Chongqing Chemical & Pharmaceutical Holding Company (CCPHC).

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Sanjiv Lamba, member of the Executive Board of Linde: "We look forward to jointly supporting the expansion of the developing chemical cluster Chongqing with our partner CCPHC." (Picture: Linde Group)

Munich/Germany – The new plant, which will be supplied by Linde's Engineering Division, is expected to come on stream in the third quarter of 2014. It will provide the production facilities of BASF and CCPHC based in Chongqing with carbon monoxide, hydrogen and synthesis gas.

"We look forward to jointly supporting the expansion of the developing chemical cluster Chongqing with our partner CCPHC," said Sanjiv Lamba, member of the Executive Board of Linde and responsible for the company's business in Asia. "As a result of this project, we will further strengthen our position as the leading gases and engineering company in the growth market China."

The project has a total investment value of around EUR 200 million. Linde holds 60 percent of the shares in the joint enterprise with CCPHC.

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