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The Linde Group to build LNG plant for Wesfarmers Limited in Western Australia


Wiesbaden, October 05, 2006 - The technology company The Linde Group has received an order from Wesfarmers Limited for the lump sum turn-key installation of a small scale LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) plant in the Kwinana industrial zone close to Perth, Western Australia. The order value exceeds 40 million euro. Wesfarmers Limited is a major diversified Australian public company with operating interests in home improvement products and building supplies, coal mining, gas processing and distribution, industrial and safety product distribution, chemicals and fertilizer manufacture and insurance.

“This is another important step in taking part in the growth market of small scale LNG plants”, says Dr Aldo Belloni, member of the Executive Board of Linde AG and responsible for the Engineering Division. “Regions not connected to the gas distribution system will be supplied to a greater extent with natural gas as a resource of clean energy delivered by small LNG plants. Especially in countries with remote areas we see great potential for subsequent projects.”

The facility will be installed downstream of Wesfarmers’s existing LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) plants and is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2008. Using state-of-the-art mixed refrigerant cycle technology excelling by low specific energy consumption, the new plant will have a load-out capacity of approximately 60,000 tonnes of LNG product per year. The LNG is transported via trucks to the various consumers all over Western Australia.

The Linde Group is a world leading industrial gases and engineering company with more than 53,000 employees working in around 70 countries worldwide. Following the acquisition of The BOC Group the company has gases and engineering sales of approximately 12 billion euro. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.

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