Linde establishes joint venture with PGB

Linde Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of The Linde Group, has recently established a joint venture company with PETRONAS Gas Berhad (PGB) to build a state-of-the-art industrial air gas facility that will produce gaseous oxygen and nitrogen to supply the needs of PETRONAS’ world-scale Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Complex (RAPID), within the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) in southern Malaysia.

Linde and PETRONAS’ joint venture company, Pengerang Gas Solution Sdn Bhd (PGS), has also secured long-term agreements for the supply of oxygen and nitrogen to the world-scale refinery and petrochemical complex which includes an ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol plant. PGS will build two large air separation units and associated gas facilities resulting in a total investment of EUR 150M.

Dr Wolfgang Buechele, Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG, said, “Linde is a technology company with a successful integrated business model. We are in a unique position to offer a one-stop service to our customers covering both the delivery of turnkey petrochemical plants and enabling gas supplies. This major on-site project enables us to leverage the technical and execution expertise of our Engineering Division and the operational know-how of our Gases Division in very close cooperation. It further strengthens our market position as the leading air gases supplier to the oil and gas and petrochemicals sector.”

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