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20.03.2013 / 08:30 
Linde to build natural gas terminal for Gassco AS in Emden (Germany) 
- Contract volume: Approximately EUR 260 million 
- Linde Engineering Dresden responsible for engineering, procurement and 
construction of terminal 
- Important distribution hub for Norwegian gas in Germany 
Munich, 20 March 2013 - The technology company The Linde Group has been awarded 
a contract to build a natural gas terminal in the town of Emden in northern 
Germany. The deal is worth around EUR 260 million. The contract was awarded by 
Norwegian state-owned company Gassco AS on behalf of Gassled joint venture. 
'Norway is one of Germany's most important energy suppliers. The new natural 
gas terminal is a key milestone in securing future supplies of Norwegian gas to 
Germany,' explains Prof. Dr Aldo Belloni, Member of the Executive Board of 
Linde AG. 'We have a wealth of experience in handling natural gas. This project 
enables us to further promote the use of this environmentally sound fossil 
The new natural gas terminal will replace the 1977 Norsea Gas Terminal, which 
is currently being operated by Gassco. The terminal will distribute natural gas 
from Norwegian-owned gas fields in the North Sea to Germany.  
The contract covers engineering, procurement and construction for the new 
terminal. The project is based on the front-end engineering design (FEED) 
provided by Gassco. The initial work will be carried out by Linde Engineering 
at the Group's site in Dresden. Construction will get underway in Emden in the 
autumn of 2013. The facility will be pre-assembled in modules to the greatest 
possible extent and put together at the construction site. The new natural gas 
terminal is set to go on stream at the end of 2015. 
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 
62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial 
year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 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 company is committed to technologies and products that 
unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development. 
For more information, see The Linde Group online at 
Further information: 
Media Relations
Uwe Wolfinger
Telephone: +49.89.35757-1320 
Dr Thomas Hagn
Telephone: +49.89.35757-1323 Investor Relations
Dr Dominik Heger
Telephone: +49.89.35757-1334 
Lisa Tilmann
Telephone: +49.89.35757-1328  
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Company: Linde AG  
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Phone: +49.89.35757-01  
Fax: +49.89.35757-1075  
ISIN: DE0006483001  
WKN: 648300  
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