Linde has started up a new plant in Muar, Malaysia, to supply high purity gaseous nitrogen.

Valued at RM28 million ($7m), the facility will primarily support increased demand from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor manufacturer. 

Commenting on the development, Vinod Patwari, President ASEAN, Linde, said, “Linde has long-standing associations with STMicroelectronics for over 30 years, and I am proud to see our cooperation grow from strength to strength with this latest start-up.”

“This investment is a testament of our commitment towards not only the electronics industry in Malaysia, but also the country’s overall economic growth.”

Built with state-of-the-art technology, the ECOGAN5 is highly energy efficient, cost-effective and reliable, delivering a continuous stream of gases nitrogen.

Since 1960, Linde has invested in building numerous world-class facilities in Malaysia, including Air Separation Units in Pengerang and Shah Alam, large capacity nitrogen plants in Pasir Gudang, pipeline networks for oxygen and nitrogen in Pasir Gudang, and a state-of-art cylinder filling facility in Banting.

Linde also established its Remote Operating Centre (ROC) in Hicom, which allows for the remote monitoring, operation and control of more than 100 Linde plants across the ASEAN, South Asia and South Pacific regions.