The company will build, own and operate the steam methane reformer which is expected to start up in 2021. The plant is also expected to have a capacity in excess of 170 million standard cubic feet per day of high-purity hydrogen.
The plant comprises a new carbon monoxide purification train with a capacity to handle more than 13 million cubic feet per day. The facility also leverages proprietary technologies to improve the overall efficiency of the Geismar site.
Under the long-term agreement, Praxair will construct two vacuum pressure swing adsorption plants at the facility and also utilise its proprietary HOB technology for increasing syngas yield from the gasification process.
Praxair has signed a long-term agreement to supply ultra-high purity nitrogen to Samsung’s world-class semiconductor facility in Hwaseong, South Korea. This is the fifth plant the engineering company will build at this site.
After the approval of the European Commission, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has also provided clearance of the business combination between Linde and Praxair, subject to the completion of certain sales of business activities and related commitments.
Nach der Europäischen Kommission hat nun auch die US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) die fusionskontrollrechtliche Freigabe des Unternehmenszusammenschlusses zwischen Linde und Praxair erteilt. Die Genehmigung der US-Kartellbehörde fordert allerdings die Erfüllung von Auflagen bei der Umsetzung bestimmter Veräußerungs- und Verhaltenszusagen.
The planned merger of Praxair and Linde threatens to fail on the demands of the US antitrust body. Apparently, the FTC is demanding further asset sales, which could exceed the self-imposed limit the two companies agreed on. Linde and Praxair set the threshold for divestment of assets at $ 4.3 billion.