News | August 8, 2014

Linde Engineering Expands To Better Serve The Petrochemical Industry In North America

Houston, TX /PRNewswire/ - Technology company The Linde Group has added a petrochemical plant business unit to its Engineering Division offices inHouston, TX.

The new regional business unit broadens Linde Engineering's capabilities in North America and will serve petrochemical customers on a wide range of projects, from consulting and technical support, revamp and expansion studies to EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) execution of mid-size projects. In addition, the new unit plays a role in the project execution of mega-projects, such as the large-scale ethylene plant for ExxonMobil at the renowned Baytown complex. The go-ahead for the Linde-Bechtel consortium to build this plant was announced in May. Also, the recently announced Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. will be supported from the Houston office.

"With the increase in raw materials from U.S. shale gas supplies, investment in new and existing production assets is fully underway," said Bruce Hensinger, President and CEO Linde Engineering North America. "This capacity expansion puts our feet on the ground in the centre of the North American petrochemical industry. Our wide range of processes and upgrade solutions for the industry coupled with a long experience in project management qualifies Linde Engineering as one of the top international EPC companies."

Linde Engineering offers solutions for the petrochemical industry with a focus on olefins, as well as for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). Linde's highly-skilled engineering and design staff have proven to take creative approaches to optimizing plant design, resulting in a large number of satisfied customers in the petrochemical industry. Collection of performance and operating data has provided Linde with substantial experience to design increasingly efficient plants. This is the basis of Linde's leading position in petrochemical processing technologies worldwide.

Linde Engineering in North America

Linde Engineering North America Inc., headquartered in Blue Bell, PAdelivers technology, engineering, procurement, and construction (T-EPC) for synthesis gas, air separation, petrochemical plants, and fired capital equipment. Linde Process Plants, Inc. located in Tulsa, OK, is a T-EPC firm with areas of expertise include gas processing, refining and deep cryogenics.Hydro-Chem, located in Holly Springs, GA specializes in modularized hydrogen and synthesis gas plants.

For more information, see Linde Engineering North America Inc. online (http://www.lindeus-engineering.com).

About The Linde Group

In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn (USD 23.1 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com

SOURCE: Linde Engineering North America

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