The Linde Group has signed a contract with Praxair, Inc. to supply a hydrogen (H2) plant that will be part of the company’s US Gulf Coast H2 system which spans Southeast Texas and Western Louisiana.

Linde’s Engineering Division is responsible for the design and supply of the equipment for the core components of the H2 plant.

The order includes the steam-methane reformer, designed and supplied by Linde subsidiary Selas Linde in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, the pressure swing adsorption unit, and the balance of the core plant.

The plant will have a production capacity of over 190,000 Nm3/hr of high-purity H2 and will also generate steam. The new plant will be highly modularised with world-class reliability and energy efficiency and is scheduled to come on stream in early 2021.

“We are very pleased to have won this important contract from Praxair to provide the largest H2 production unit in Linde’s history,” said Dr. Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG and responsible for the company’s plant engineering business. “We attribute this success to our compelling and customer-oriented engineering solutions.”

In the 2017 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of €17.1bn, making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 58,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide.