As demand continues to rise in the South East Asia market, Linde Thailand is set to invest up to €12m (US$16m approx.) in a new merchant carbon dioxide plant in Map Ta Phut, Rayong.
According to the company, demand for carbon dioxide continues to rise in the energy, chemical, fabrication and food and beverage sectors.
With this in mind, Linde Thailand is investing in a new 300 tonnes per day (tpd) carbon dioxide plant, set to come on-stream in early 2014 and raise the company’s total carbon dioxide capacity to 1,200 tpd. Keerin Chutumstid, managing director of Linde Thailand, described it as ‘reinforcing our position as a major carbon dioxide production hub for Linde in this region.
Chutumstid added, “It will also bolster our ability to support Linde’s customers beyond Thailand’s borders, across the wider ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).”
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