German industrial gas maker Linde on Wednesday announced it signed another long-term contract, worth about €26 million, to supply Hungarian chemicals company BorsodChem.
Linde said its new air separation plant at BorsodChem’s base in northeast Hungary will start operating in 2010. It will supply the chemicals company with up to 7,000 cubic meters of gaseous oxygen and nitrogen per hour. The plant is also expected to produce liquefied oxygen, nitrogen and argon for the merchant market.
Including the price of the new plant, Linde has spent more than €200 million at BorsodChem’s base. It already operates two air separation units for the supply of air gases and three steam reformers for the supply of gaseous hydrogen and carbon monoxide to BorsodChem. (MTI-Eco)