The Linde Group has been awarded a major contract by Reliance Industries (RI) to build several plants to generate and purify gases in Jamnagar, India. Part of the Reliance Group, India’s largest private enterprise, Ri specialises in the energy and petrochemicals industries.

“We are delighted to have this renewed opportunity to build upon our long-standing relationship with Reliance,” said Professor Dr Aldo Belloni, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG. “Around twenty years ago, we delivered several large-scale hydrogen plants for Jamnagar. Now we are committed to contribute to the expansion of one of the world’s key refinery and petrochemical hubs with our air separation and acid gas removal know-how.”

Under the new deal, Linde’s Engineering Division will supply four large air separation units (ASUs) for the production of gaseous oxygen. RI needs massive streams of oxygen for its proposed petroleum coke and coal gasification facilities. To treat the synthesis gas generated during this gasification process, Linde will also deliver two RECTISOL(R)acid gas removal units. Linde will be supplying the license, process design, detail engineering and procurement services for this project.

In addition, Linde will build two additional ASUs to supply high-purity oxygen to RI’s ethylene glycol facilities in Jamnagar.