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Claymont gas plant expanding

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J – Linde LLC will spend over $100 million to increase the production of its industrial gases plant in Claymont.

The expansion project includes installing a new air separation unit which will produce gaseous products to serve Linde customers along the Delaware River via pipeline. It will also provide  liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon for customers in the Delaware Valley.

“As a company, our top priority remains to safely and reliably deliver our products and services to meet customer needs and fuel their growth,” said Pat Murphy, president of Linde Americas. “This new plant represents Linde’s continued commitment to investment in the Americas to meet demand for our essential products and services.  With our unique portfolio, Linde remains confident in our capabilities to meet customer needs today and in the future.”

When completed in 2019, the plant will become Linde’s largest liquid merchant plant in the U.S. It will produce 1200 tons per day of liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon, as well as 400 tons per day of gaseous products.

“Linde has a long history in the Delaware Valley, serving customers in the food, metals, glass, chemical, healthcare, energy and manufacturing industries,” Murphy said. “Our new ASU will fill regional demand for our essential products while substantially reducing our energy usage and our overall carbon footprint.”

Gov. Jack Markell welcomed the news: “I am pleased that Linde is making a significant new investment in its Claymont facility that will create jobs while also reducing its energy footprint. That decision is a testament to our state’s incredible workforce and reflects our welcoming business climate, and I look forward to its expanded presence in Delaware for many years to come.”

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