- About Linde Engineering
- Linde Engineering Dresden
- Linde Engineering Schalchen Plant
- Selas-Linde GmbH
- Linde Kryotechnik AG
- Cryo AB
- Cryostar SAS
- Linde CryoPlants Ltd.
- Moscow Representative Office
- Linde Engineering Rus, OOO
- Linde Engineering North America Inc. - Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Selas Linde North America
- Linde Engineering North America Inc. - Houston Office
- Hydro-Chem, a division of Linde Engineering North America.
- Linde Engineering India Pvt. Ltd.
- Linde Engineering (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.
- Linde Engineering (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
- Linde Arabian Contracting Co. Ltd.
- Linde Engineering Middle East LLC
- Linde Engineering Korea Ltd.
- Linde Engineering South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
- Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE)
- Executive Leadership Team
- Success Stories
- Liquid CO2 plants & carbon capture and storage units
- Special plants
Pilot and demonstration plants including scale-up to commercial capacities
Complex plant revamps
Under our new label SmartEPC, we bundle our engineering expertise, long-standing experience and process know-how to take the risk and complexity out of special projects.
In the chemical industry, some projects are more challenging than others – at times calling for know-how and experience that reaches beyond ‘just’ engineering. Special equipment and unusual substance mixtures may challenge plant engineers to venture into uncharted design or materials terrain. Often the answer lies in a first-of-its-kind build that has not yet been commercialized. Other typically challenging business cases require planning-intensive revamp services – so that an existing plant can be modernized without interrupting operational continuity of the chemical complex.
Successful execution of these projects hinges on in-depth process know-how coupled with proven EPC capabilities and a solid track record in the delivery of non-standard plants and projects. At Linde Engineering Dresden, we call this SmartEPC.
Our engineers have the ability to design a wide range of purpose-built industrial units that are customized to individual process needs. As part of Linde Engineering, we combine the agility and lean mindset of a mid-sized company with the reach and financial backing of a global organization. In particular, we benefit from access to fully equipped research and development (R&D) centers, including extensive lab and pilot plant facilities. This, combined with our technology-focused heritage and full EPC competence, enables us to scale up new processes from the lab through pilot plants to full commercial-grade units.
References in this area include a titanium tetrachloride production facility (TPF) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; a CO₂ injection plant in Maxdorf, Germany; and a plant to recover hydrogen from purge gas from an ammonia synthesis plant in Moron, Venezuela.
Accelerated implementation of new technologies
To advance commercialization of new and promising technologies, we also design pilot plants at the sites of our industrial partners, Linde Gas included. These are often integrated into commercial process plants, enabling us to test new technologies under realistic conditions and bring the latest engineering innovations to our customers as quickly as possible. Recent examples include a CO₂ pilot plant featuring oxyfuel technology to reduce emissions at Schwarze Pumpe, Germany, which we realized in collaboration withVattenfall Europe Technology Research GmbH.
Complex plant revamps
Customers all over the world are looking to modernize operations and rely on us to handle complex, time-critical revamp projects across the full spectrum of chemical plants. Beyond modernization, the need to revamp can also be triggered by a need to debottleneck or a desire to upgrade some products. Regardless of the motivation, our customers can rely on us to find the best solution for their needs.
Starting out with joint workshops, we collect all relevant information and evaluate different options. After scoping the project, we work in close collaboration with our customers to ensure optimum outcomes on tight timelines. We integrate revamp technologies into existing plant designs, rerate equipment and existing installations, modernize process control and safety systems and ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
Besides our own established CO₂ and polyolefin plants, we have expanded and improved several other chemical and petrochemical plants. Notable revamp references include a monoethylene glycol (MEG) project in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia; a catalyst change at the UNIPOL™ PE plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany; and a debottlenecking and modernization project at a butadiene extraction plant in Wesseling, Germany.
Although rare, emergencies similarly call for proven revamp experience. Here also, we have confirmed our revamp excellence by quickly rebuilding critical process areas, minimizing downtime and mitigating losses. Unipetrol, the Czech Republic’s largest crude oil processor, recently turned to us for assistance after an incident at their steam cracker in Litvinov. We quickly developed a rebuilding concept and were awarded the EPC contract. In close cooperation with Unipetrol, we were able to repair the unit and get the customer back in business ahead of schedule.