Linde signs new supply contracts in China


The Linde Group has entered into two new contracts for the on-site supply of gases to the companies Ningbo Iron & Steel Co. Ltd and Hanwha Chemical Corporation (HCC) in Ningbo, eastern China.

Under the agreements, Linde will build an additional air separation plant at the emerging industrial site on the Yangtze delta, at an investment of around €17m.

The new plant will supply an extra 21,000 scmh (standard cubic metres per hour) of oxygen to the steelworks of Ningbo Steel in the Ningbo Beilun district from the middle of 2009.

Linde Gas Ningbo, a fully-owned subsidiary of The Linde Group, has been supplying the largest integrated producer of iron and steel in the region exclusively since 2007 – with a total of 42,000 scmh of oxygen and 40,000 scmh of nitrogen from two air separation plants.

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