Linde to Built LNG Terminal Near Gothenburg, Sweden, for

Linde to Built LNG Terminal Near Gothenburg, Sweden, for Skangass 
MUNICH, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/23/12 --  Linde AG / Linde to
built LNG terminal near Gothenburg, Sweden, for Skangass . Processed
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The technology company The Linde Group has been commissioned by
Norwegian-based Skangass AS to build a mid-scale liquefied natural
gas (LNG) import terminal at the west coast of Sweden, in Lysekil,
100
kilometres north of Gothenburg. The corresponding engineering,
procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract is worth
around EUR 44 m. The works include the integration of the cryogenic
tank structures to be erected by a third party. The new LNG terminal
is planned to start operations in spring
2014 and will supply natural
gas to the nearby Preem refinery as well as LNG for industrial and
transportation applications. 
"With this project we confirm our leading position in the growing
small-to- mid-scale LNG market," said Professor Dr Aldo Belloni,
Member of the Executive Board
of Linde AG. "Also taking into account
Sweden's first LNG terminal we completed
last year in Nynaeshamn, we
see ourselves on the right course to strongly benefit from the trend
towards LNG as a low-emission fuel and petroleum substitute." 
The new terminal will have a storage capacity of 30,000 cubic metres
(m3) of
LNG, compared to 20,000 m3 at Nynashamn, and will include a
truck filling station. Linde Engineering has performed the basic
engineering and will support
with the procurement of rotating
equipment, commissioning and start-up. LNG for
both terminals -
Nynashamn and Lysekil - comes from the mid-scale LNG plant
at
Risavika near Stavanger, Norway. This plant - also built for
Skangass by Linde - started operations in 2010. 
Nearby Gothenburg is one of Sweden's key industrial areas and
northern Europe's
largest port of export. It is located in a so-called
"Emission Control Area"
(ECA), where stricter sulphur emission limits
will become applicable in January
2015. LNG offers a reliable and
economical solution to a wide range of applications and will help to
comply with the upcoming regulations. 
Only in October the newly founded joint venture company Bomin Linde
LNG (
BLLNG)
announced to start planning a small-scale LNG terminal in
Hamburg - another port
that will be subject to stricter emission
limits from 2015 on. BLLNG is a joint
venture of Marquard & Bahls
subsidiary Bomin, a leading provider of marine fuels, and Linde. The
declared strategy of Bomin Linde LNG is to cover the complete LNG
value chain - from purchasing and transport through storage to
distribution and refuelling of ships at strategically important
ports. 
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with
around
62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the
2011 financial
year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 13.787 bn. The
strategy of the Group is
geared towards long-term profitable growth
and focuses on the expansion of its
international business with
forward-looking products and services. Linde acts
responsibly towards
its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and
the
environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and
locations across the globe. The Group is committed to technologies and
products that unite
the goals of customer value and sustainable
development. 
Under the "Clean Technology by Linde" label, the company offers a
wide range of products and technologies that help to render renewable
energy sources financially viable, and significantly slow down the
depletion of fossil resources or reduce the level of CO(2) emitted.
This ranges from specialty gases
for solar module manufacturing,
industrial-scale CO(2) separation and application technologies to
alternative fuels and energy carriers such as liquefied natural gas
(LNG) and hydrogen. 
For more information, see The Linde Group online at
http://www.linde.com/cleantechnology. 
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