Linde expands supply infrastructure for GCL in china


The Linde Group is set to further expand its gas supply infrastructure for GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, China’s largest producer of highly purified polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon).

Building on its existing contract with GCL, the deal will entail an additional investment to the tune of €15m. Polysilicon is used primarily in the solar industry.

Under the terms of the new agreement, recently signed by both partners, Linde will construct additional production and supply facilities for high-purity hydrogen (H2) at the Xuzhou Industrial Park. Earlier this year, Linde already put two steam reformers into operation. Linde supplies GCL with H2 from these reformers by pipeline.

This latest project brings Linde’s investment commitment to GCL’s gas supply infrastructure in Xuzhou to around €30m.

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