MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The gases and engineering group, Linde, announced that it has moved into new offices in Houston to house several of its groups. With the recently announced $200 million investment to build a large, state-of-the art air separation unit (ASU), a new gasification train and supporting equipment and facilities in La Porte, Texas, the new offices provide space to support activities surrounding the project. The offices also allow expansion of engineering and construction activities to support other projects managed by Linde Engineering North America Inc.
The new 12,000 square-foot office, located at 3700 West Sam Houston Highway South (just off the 8 Loop) houses sales, business development, and construction activities for Linde Engineering North America Inc. and Linde Gas. The offices allow expansion to support a variety of projects managed by Linde Engineering North America Inc.
"Establishing a multi-discipline office in Houston enhances our presence in the Houston Ship Channel area which is a rapidly growing market for our products and services," said Pat Murphy, president of Linde North America. "It provides an opportunity for Linde to provide our customers with the best service Linde has to offer."
Bruce Hensinger, CEO and President of Linde Engineering North America Inc, said "Linde Engineering North America has supplied technologies to the refining and petrochemical industries in the Gulf region for many years. This expansion affirms our commitment to our current and prospective customers in the region."
The ASU will be the largest operated by Linde in the U.S. and the addition of a new gasification plant will create the world's largest gas-based partial oxidation complex for the production of syngas products for petrochemicals.
About Linde in North America
Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn (USD 19.9 bn). The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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SOURCE Linde North America