The technology group The Linde Group and its consortium partner Samsung Engineering, Korea, have been awarded a contract to build a turnkey ethylene plant in Dahej, India. The plant has been commissioned by the Indian company OPAL, a subsidiary of the state-owned ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd). The EUR 1.030 bln contract-of which Linde's share is EUR 350 mln-will be the largest of its kind in India and one of the largest ethylene plants in the world.
The plant is part of a new petrochemical complex being built in the Indian state of Gujarat and it will produce 1.1 mln tpa ethylene, 400,000 tpa propylene, 150,000 tpa benzene and 115,000 tpa of butadiene. Linde is the consortium leader on this project, responsible for the steam cracker technology, the basic engineering and the supply of critical components. Samsung Engineering is responsible for the detail engineering, the supply of the remaining components, and the construction and assembly of the plant.