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Linde Indonesia to build Rp 1 trillion air separation plant

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 11 2011   /  08:00 am

PT Linde Indonesia, a subsidiary of German-based Linde Group, announced its plan to build an air separation plant worth Rp 1 trillion (US$ 117.33 million) in Cilegon, Banten, to supply industrial gas to PT Krakatu Posco’s (KP) steel plant.

The new plant, which is estimated to begin operation in October 2013, would be capable of producing around 3,000 tons of oxygen, nitrogen and argon gas per day, said Sanjiv Lamba, a member of Linde Group’s executive board.

“Our decision to invest and build what will be Indonesia’s largest air separation plant demonstrates our continued commitment to supporting our valuable customer, Krakatau Posco, in its growth plans, and also to meet future demand and market opportunities going forward,” he said at an exclusive interview session with The Jakarta Post on Friday in Jakarta.

The gas supply contract with Krakatau Posco wou...