Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, will increase nitrogen (N2) capacity at its facility under construction in Pyeongtaek, South Korea to meet growing demand at Samsung’s semiconductor manufacturing complex.

The overall project, first announced in early 2018, is Praxair’s largest investment ever.

Praxair is undertaking a multi-phase project to build several hydrogen (H2) and high-purity air separation plants, as well as multiple purifiers and an extensive pipeline system to supply atmospheric, process and various specialty gases to Samsung. With this expansion, Praxair’s total investment in Pyeongtaek will be approximately $600m.

“We are pleased to meet the requirements of Samsung’s world-class semiconductor fab to support increasing demand in the region,” said B.S. Sung, President of Praxair Korea. “This further strengthens our longstanding relationship with Samsung as we continue to provide a reliable supply of industrial gases and innovative technologies that enable them to serve their electronics customers globally, driving efficiency and growth.”