The Linde Group has received an order from Petrom S.A. for the lump sum installation of an LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) recovery plant in Constanta, Romania. The contract is worth in excess of €70m.

"This is an important step in the development of the Eastern European market for the Linde Engineering division", says Dr Aldo Belloni, member of the executive board of The Linde Group. "Especially in Romania, joining the European Union in 2007, we see great potential for further highly interesting projects. By applying the latest European codes and standards we are aiming to set a new benchmark in Romania's petrochemical industry."

The new LPG recovery facility is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2008 and will replace the existing older generation plant. Using state-of-the-art technology the new plant will allow for increased capacity, recovery rate and energy efficiency.