Linde EOX Sdn Bhd (Linde), a subsidiary of Linde Malaysia Sdn Bhd, has recently begun the construction of its RM 33M (EUR 7.4M) new air separation unit (ASU) in Tanjung Kidurong, East Malaysia. The new plant, when combined with its existing ASU in Kuching, will double the company’s production capacity to approximately 66 tonnes per day of liquefied gases.
The investment for the new plant was announced in April 2016, and is expected to commence supply by the end of 2017. The additional liquefied gases capacity will serve the chemical, construction, engineering, healthcare, metal processing, oil and gas industries in East Malaysia.
Connell Zhang, Managing Director for Linde Malaysia, said, “Today marks another important milestone in Linde’s established heritage in East Malaysia and underscores our commitment to continue investing for long-term growth and development here. SCORE has created good momentum of new growth in Sarawak, which is one of the most resource-rich states in the region. Linde is encouraged by the progress in the construction of new infrastructure, roads and power supply in Sarawak. These factors, coupled with an increase in our customers’ production and expansion plans, affirm Linde’s confidence in the growth potential of East Malaysia.