On October 26, the commencement ceremony of the 42,000 Nm3/h air seperation project of Linde-Sinochem (Quanzhou) Gas Co., Ltd. was held in Quanhui Petrochemical Park, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. Mr. Jiang Zhenghong, Vice President of Sinochem Group, President of Sinochem Energy; Lv Gang, Vice Mayor of Quanzhou and Mr. Fang Shiwen, President of Linde Group East Asia Region, attended the groundbreaking ceremony. The commencement of the space division project signified a solid step forward for Quanhui Petrochemical Park’s ambition of building a world-class petrochemical industry cluster.
The project owner, Linde-Sinochem (Quanzhou) Gas Co., Ltd. co-funded by Linde Gas (HK) Ltd. and Sinochem Quanzhou Park Development Co., Ltd., was established in September this year. The project will adopt Linde's advanced process technology to achieve a technological leadership, cost reduction and efficient operation through intensive public works. Over the past two months, the project has completed preliminary project approval, signing of joint venture contract, long-term equipment procurement, and assessment in environmental impact, safety and professional titles. It is ripe to formally kick off. Scheduled to put into operation by March 2020, the facility can supply industrial gases such as oxygen and nitrogen to Quanzhou Petrochemical's 1 million tons/year ethylene project after completion.