Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, has announced the signing of two major specialty gases contracts in Thailand.

The first of the contracts Linde Gases has signed is an agreement with the PTT Group - Thailand’s largest petrochemical and refinery group - for the supply of high purity gases.

The gases will be used for research and product development at PTT's central laboratory at Map Ta Phut in Thailand. The contract is is believed to be the largest specialty gases contract in Thailand.

In addition, Linde has signed a contract with Map Ta Phut Olefins Company (MOC), a subsidiary of Rayong Olefins Comany (ROC), for the supply of calibration gases to support ROC’s new integrated olefins and polyolefins production plant, also at Map Ta Phut.

The contract is the first consolidated gas procurement undertaken by the company. At MOC, Linde will be supplying calibration gases to be used for process control.

Head of Specialty Gases and Specialty Equipment at Linde, Stephen Harrison commented on the new contracts, he said, “The PTT Group is one of the largest and most highly regarded petrochemical producers in the South East Asia region, and to be awarded the first consolidated group gas supply contract makes this an important and prestigious contract for Linde.”

“We are also very proud to be supporting the newly operational MOC plant, as part of ROC’s expansion,” he added.

“PTT demands excellence in its high purity gas supply – in terms of consistency of gas quality, supply lead times and safety in all aspects of delivery, and Linde has proved to be a reliable partner in all these regards,” a PTT spokesperson confirmed.