Linde will build one of the largest air separation units (ASUs) in Hungary to meet the increasing demand for industrial gases.

Announcing the news today (20th Jan), Linde said it has signed a long-term agreement with Hungarian chemicals company BorsodChem, member of the Wanhua Chemical Group, for the supply of nitrogen, oxygen and compressed air to its chemical complex in Kazincbarcika.

In addition to supporting BorsodChem’s expansion, the ASU, expected to be completed by the end of 2021, will provide additional nitrogen, oxygen and compressed air to meet the increasing demand for industrial gases in Hungary and surrounding countries.

“We are proud of our track record of safely and reliably supplying industrial gases to BorsodChem and are excited to have the opportunity to further support the company’s growth,” said Andreas X. Müller, Head of Hungary and Austria at Linde.

“In addition, by building significant new capacity in Hungary we have the opportunity to broaden our supply of industrial gases to other regional customers in response to increasing demand from resilient end markets.”