Linde plc has started up a hydrogen and carbon monoxide facility in Clear Lake, Texas, as well as a new air separation unit (ASU) in La Porte, Texas.

Source: Linde

The plants will supply oxygen, nitrogen and carbon monoxide to Dallas-based Celanese, under a previously announced long-term agreement, and hydrogen to other customers via Linde’s US Gulf Coast pipeline system.

The new air separation unit is also connected to Linde’s nitrogen and oxygen pipeline network which enables safe and reliable supply to Celanese as well as other customers in the area.

“We are proud to be a key supplier to Celanese and further strengthen our relationship through various long-term projects with this world-class company,” said Jeff Barnhard, Vice-President South Region, Linde.

“The new plants, along with our pipeline network, are uniquely positioned to safely and reliably supply Celanese and other valued customers in the US Gulf Coast. These projects will also support our merchant liquid business customers in the region.”