On 27 August 2019, Munich-headquartered industrial gases and engineering company, Linde, held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new integrated manufacturing complex to be located and integrated with its existing gasification facility on Jurong Island in Singapore. Linde’s new complex will quadruple its current production capacity in Singapore to produce and supply hydrogen and synthesis gas to support the multi-billion-dollar expansion of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd’s integrated manufacturing complex.
The process concept and design, as well as the full EPC has been developed by Linde Engineering and the overall construction of the plant is being executed out of its hubs in China, India and Germany. Linde Engineering will also partner regional and local process construction companies for the construction of the new complex. Linde’s construction execution strategy will utilize advanced modularization to optimize construction productivity and to reduce the labor intensity on site, which will help improve overall site safety. The largest super-module made for the new complex is approximately 3,500 metric tons, which will be fabricated in India and shipped to Jurong Island.
Over the next four years, Linde Gas Singapore will also be undertaking the execution of a number of projects, including a series of modifications and interconnections to integrate the new complex and its existing facility. This will ensure continuity of gas supplies to its existing customers on Jurong Island during the construction period.
(Sources: Linde Group; Business Times)