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Germany: Industrial Gases Total and Linde Extend Gas Supply Contract for German Refinery

Editor: Alexander Stark

The Linde Gases Division in Germany and Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland based in Leuna announced the extension of the existing gas supply contract by a further 15 years.

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The Leuna Chemical Complex is Linde’s largest gases production hub in Europe.
The Leuna Chemical Complex is Linde’s largest gases production hub in Europe.
(Source: Linde)

Pullach/Germany — Signed in Leuna in June 2017, the contract with a value of approx. one billion Euro is due to take effect as of January 1, 2018.

Since the refinery in Leuna commenced operations in 1997, the German company has been supplying hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen from its local facilities. With an annual consumption of more than 560 million standard cubic metres of oxygen, over 180 million standard cubic metres of hydrogen and 120 million standard cubic metres of nitrogen the oil company's central Germany location ranks as 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 the company's customers.

The location covers the full spectrum of products, ranging from air gases, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and rare gases to acetylene and specialty gas mixtures. At the Remote Operation Center (ROC) in Leuna, 116 plants across Europe are remotely monitored and operated. Linde has invested more than € 500 million in the location since 1990.

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