Linde-Samsung partnership to build €1bn India plant


The Linde Group has revealed over the festive season that the company, together with its consortium partner Samsung Engineering of Korea, has been awarded the contract to build a turnkey ethylene plant in Dahej, India.

The newly announced plant has been commissioned by the Indian company OPAL, a subsidiary of the state-owned ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd).

With a contract worth around €1.030bn in total, of which Linde’s share is €350m, the plant is set to become both the largest of its kind in India and one of the largest ethylene plants in the world.

Linde is to be the consortium leader on the project, responsible for the steam cracker technology, basic engineering, and the supply of critical components. Reflecting on this role and the contract award overall, Linde AG Executive Board member Dr Aldo Belloni explained, “This prestigious award is the confirmation of the many strengths of our Engineering Division in the international plant construction business.”

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