Linde installs gasifier at Texas gases complex


Linde North America has completed the installation of the gasifier vessel, a significant step in the construction of its new gasification train at its La Porte, Texas, facility.

The plant is part of a more than $250m investment that also includes a state-of-the art air separation unit (ASU), which is also under construction. The gasification plant is scheduled to come on-stream in early 2015.

The new gasifier will convert natural gas into syngas which can be processed into constituent products such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide which are used to produce methanol, downstream chemicals and cleaner transportation fuels. The syngas products will be served by pipeline to a key customer.

Russ Tietjen, Project Manager for the gasification plant, said, “The addition of the new gasification train will create the world’s largest natural gas-based partial oxidation complex for the production of syngas products for petrochemicals.”

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