Hydrogen Production Linde Supplies Hydrogen Plant for Chinese Industrial Complex
Linde will build and operate a state–of–the–art hydrogen plant at Jilin, China. There, companies like Evonik and Huntsman are currently planning a new chemical hub for the production of polymer feedstock.
Munich/Germany, Jilin/PR China – Industrial gas specialist Linde will supply and operate a new hydrogen plant in the Jilin Chemical Industrial Park (JCIP) in Northeast China. Production is scheduled to begin by the end of 2013, Linde states. The plant will supply several companies in the Jilin chemical complex with high-purity hydrogen. This park is home to the production facilities run by Evonik Industries and Jishen, a joint venture between the PetroChina Jilin Beifang Chemical Group and the Jilin Shenhua Group. Linde estimates its total investments at Jilin with around € 42 million.
"The project further strengthens our leading position as a gases and engineering player in China," says Sanjiv Lamba, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG responsible for Asia. "We are delighted to see more and more large-scale industrial developments in this dynamic region and - together with our partners - we are committed to supporting the development of these projects as we move forward."
At Jilin, Linde plans to employ its steam methane reforming (SMR) technology to produce 25,000 normal cubic metres of hydrogen per hour. The plant will be built by Linde's Engineering Division and operated by its Gases Division. In addition, Linde will set up a subsidiary, Linde Gases Jilin, to focus on further expanding the gas supply infrastructure in and around the JCIP chemical complex.
At the Jilin site, chemical companies Jishen, Evonik Industries and Huntsman are investing around € 390 million in total to construct a chemical hub that produces building blocks for polyurethane plastics. These plastics are used to make a wide variety of products such as fibres, shoe soles, foam insulation, adhesives, mattresses and car seats.