Linde adds petrochemical business unit to Houston engineering offices
The new regional business unit broadens Linde Engineering's capabilities in North America and will serve petrochemical customers on a wide range of projects, from consulting and technical support, revamp and expansion studies to the EPC execution of mid-size projects.
company The Linde Group
has added a petrochemical plant business unit to its
engineering division offices in Houston, the company
announced on Friday.
The new regional business unit broadens Linde Engineering's
capabilities in North America and will serve petrochemical
customers on a wide
range of projects, from consulting and technical support,
revamp and expansion
studies to EPC
(engineering, procurement, and construction
) execution of
In addition, the new unit plays a role in the project
mega-projects, such as the large-scale ethylene plant for
ExxonMobil at the nearby Baytown complex in Texas. The
go-ahead for the Linde-Bechtel consortium to build this plant
was announced in May.
Also, the recently-announced framework agreement with Shell
Global Solutions will be supported from the Houston office.
"With the increase in raw materials from US shale gas
supplies, investment in new and existing production assets is
fully underway," said Bruce Hensinger, CEO of Linde
Engineering North America.
"This capacity expansion
puts our feet on the
ground in the center of the North American petrochemical
industry," he added.
"Our wide range of processes and upgrade solutions for the
industry coupled with a long experience in project
management qualifies Linde
Engineering as one of the top international EPC companies."
Linde Engineering offers solutions for the petrochemical
industry with a
focus on olefins, as well as for the production of
polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).