Linde starts up Pakistan’s largest air separation plant

Karachi, November 27, 2012 (PPI-OT): Linde Pakistan today officially inaugurated its new flagship air separation plant installed at Sunder Industrial Estate in Lahore.

This new state-of-the-art plant is now the largest air separation plant in Pakistan, capable of producing 150 tons per day (tpd) of gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and argon for the merchant gases market. The investment value of the plant, along with related supply chain equipment, is more than Rs 2 billion.

Mr Yousuf Mirza, Chief Executive of Linde Pakistan said, “Our new air separation plant in Lahore represents a milestone for our business as this is Linde’s fourth and largest air separation plant in Pakistan.

The additional supply from this plant significantly enhances our ability to respond quickly and effectively to meet the gases requirements of our customers in the north, and further reinforces our position as the leading industrial gases player in Pakistan.”

Bernd Eulitz, Regional Managing Director responsible for Linde’s gases business in South and East Asia, said, “Linde sees great potential in the Pakistan gases market, given the fast pace of growth in the important steel, glass, food, healthcare, chemicals and oil and gas sectors here. We remain committed to investing in our business in Pakistan to ensure we are well positioned to support the growth of our valued customers in the medium to longer term.”

For more information, contact:
Farried Shaikh
Marketing Manager
Linde Pakistan Limited
Dockyard Road, West Wharf
Karachi 74400
Pakistan
Phone: 021 – 32313361
E-mail: farried.shaikh@linde.com

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