The Linde Group has been awarded a major contract by
Reliance Industries to build several plants to generate and
purify gases in Jamnagar, India, officials said on
Part of the Reliance Group, India's largest private enterprise,
RIL 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 Dr.
Aldo Belloni, an executive board member at Linde.
"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. Reliance needs massive streams of oxygen for
its proposed petroleum coke and coal gasification facilities.
In addition, to treat the synthesis gas generated during this
gasification process, Linde will deliver two RECTISOL
acid gas removal units.
Linde will be supplying the license, process design, detail
engineering and procurement services for this project.
Linde will also build two additional ASUs to supply
high-purity oxygen to RIL's ethylene glycol facilities in Jamnagar.