Linde plans to expand & upgrade facilities
Linde Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the leading industrial gas supplier in the country, plans to invest RM600 million over the next five years to expand and upgrade its operations.
Linde Malaysia Managing Director, Wong Siew Yap said the company is now focusing on investing some RM100 million with about half going to be pumped into Sabah and Sarawak by the second half of 2013, noting the development planned for the two states.
Wong said the planned investments would be channeled for new plants or upgrading of its existing plants to meet rising demand from its customers which comes from various industries including steel, glass, oil refinery, electronics, downstream petrolchemicals, palm oil and oleochemicals as well as hospitals.
He said the company would commission a new RM50 million hydrogen plant in Pulau Indah, Selangor in the first half of next year.
Currently, Linde Malaysia with a staff strength of 900 supplies industrial, specialty and medical gases.
The company now has over 60 plants throughout the country including a dry ice plant in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan; a cylinder filling plant in Prai, Penang; an air separation plant in Pasir Gudang and a nitrogen air separation plant in Muar, Johor and a 200-tonne per day capacity carbon dioxide plant in Kerteh, Terengganu.
Adapted from NST Business Times 31 July 2012 and Linde Malaysia website
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