Shell awards global services pact to Linde to build ethane cracking units
The agreement covers the licensing, engineering, procurement and construction services, as well as the supply of proprietary equipment of ethane cracking units around the world.
company The Linde Group
announced Monday that it signed an enterprise framework
agreement with Shell Global Solutions to build ethane
cracking units on a global basis.
The agreement is for 10 years, with an option to be extended.
The deal covers the licensing, engineering, procurement and
services, as well as
the supply of proprietary equipment of ethane cracking
Linde says the contract is a renewed opportunity to build
upon its long-time relationship with Shell.
"With its outstanding ethylene technology
Linde is committed in contributing to the expansion
of Shell's global petrochemical
market," the company
said. "To benefit Shell and its partners, Linde intends to
deliver major cost savings for ethane cracking units from
standardization and repeatability effects."
As a first step in the agreement, Linde was awarded the
contract for the licensing and basic engineering design
package for a potential world-scale ethane cracker unit. The
location was not disclosed.