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Linde Malaysia to expand production capacity with €30m investment

July 27, 2017
Chemical Value Chain

Linde Malaysia is to invest €30m in expanding its gas and liquid production capacities to meet growing customer demands in central Malaysia, as well as to support economic and export growth.

With the investment, the German-owned company will build and commission a new gas and liquid producing air separation unit (ASU) at its site in Hicom Industrial Estate (Hicom).

The new facility will be integrated into Linde’s pipeline supply network of existing plants in Bukit Raja and Hicom. According to the company, the expansion project is scheduled to be completed by next year.

The unit is also expected to form the cornerstone of a renewed and expanding oxygen supply scheme to Japanese glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass Malaysia (NEGM).

NEGM managing director Masaya Kubo said: “Producing innovative and high-quality glass solutions demands that we maintain the strictest quality standards in our manufacturing processes and materials.

“For 20 years, Linde has supplied Nippon Electric Glass Malaysia with consistent and reliable gas solutions to fuel our manufacturing processes, growing together with us. We are delighted to be able to continue this relationship into the next decade.”

Linde has invested more than MYR1bn (€230m) in Malaysia in the past two years alone.

Linde Malaysia managing director Connell Zhang said: “There continues to be a healthy growth momentum and expansion activities across a variety of industries in the central region.

“Our latest investment further strengthens Linde’s position as a reliable and efficient provider of top quality industrial gases to NEGM and other customers in Malaysia.”

Linde’s Engineering Division will provide its engineering, technical and design expertise for the construction of the new ASU.

The expansion of production capacity in Hicom is the latest in a series of Linde investments in Malaysia.

Source: Chemicals Technology

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