Linde has started up a new air separation plant to supply industrial gases to Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor facilities in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

The start-up completes the first phase of Linde’s largest single electronics investment to build, own and operate several air separation units and hydrogen plants to support growing demand for Samsung’s semiconductors.

“We are proud to have safely completed and started up the new plant on schedule,” said B.S. Sung, President of Linde Korea.

“In a successful partnership which spans more than 40 years, we have worked closely with Samsung to provide a reliable supply of industrial gases and innovative technologies to help support its growth.” 

The project comprises two phases and will incorporate large-scale infrastructure including multiple purifiers and an extensive pipeline system. The agreement includes a long-term supply contract for various ultra-high purity industrial gases, including hydrogen.

“As we progress with project construction for the next phase, we look forward to further increasing our density in the Pyeongtaek region and maintaining a safe and reliable supply of industrial gases to Samsung.”