The Linde Group is set to build and operate a new hydrogen plant in the Jilin
Chemical Industrial Park (JCIP) in northeast China. The company will be
investing around EUR42 million in the first phase of this new project.
The hydrogen plant is expected onstream by the end of 2013, supplying
several companies in the Jilin chemical complex with high-purity hydrogen. This
park is home to production facilities run by Evonik Industries and Jishen, a
joint venture between the PetroChina Jilin Beifang Chemical Group and the Jilin
The new hydrogen plant will use steam methane reforming
(SMR) to produce 25,000 Nm3h of hydrogen. It will be built by Linde's
Engineering Division and operated by its Gases Division. In addition, Linde will
set up a subsidiary, Linde Gases Jilin, to focus on further expanding the gas
supply infrastructure in and around the JCIP chemical complex.
Evonik Industries and Huntsman are investing around EUR390 million in total to
construct a chemical hub in Jilin that will produce high-pressure propylene
oxide (HPPO). Evonik is building a 230-kiloton/yr hydrogen peroxide plant to
supply Jishen's 300-kiloton/yr HPPO plant. Jishen will then supply the HPPO to
Huntsman for its polyol plant.