Pullach, Germany — Linde and the Dalian Bingshan Group have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture company that will manufacture hydrogen refueling stations in Dalian, China (Liaoning province) to supply fuel cell-powered vehicles, starting in 2021.
As a result, Linde will triple its production capacity for hydrogen refueling stations in the next few years. The new production facility in Dalian has been designed to meet the requirements of the rapidly growing APAC markets.
“The Asian market has long been one of the pioneers in hydrogen-based mobility solutions. Due to our many years of successful cooperation with our joint venture partner, this is the ideal location for us to expand capacity,” said Dr. Alexander Unterschuetz, Senior Vice President Components, Linde Engineering.
In 2014, Linde started the world’s first small series production for hydrogen refueling stations in Vienna. The IC90 and Twin IC90 systems to be manufactured in Dalian are based on the Ionic Compressor technology developed by Linde in Vienna. This technology has proved to be energy-efficient and space-saving. A sufficient infrastructure of hydrogen refueling stations is considered one of the key prerequisites for the market success of emission-free fuel cell vehicles.
Linde is a global leader in the production, processing, storage and distribution of hydrogen. It has the largest liquid hydrogen capacity and distribution system in the world. The company also operates the world’s first high-purity hydrogen storage cavern coupled with an unrivalled pipeline network to reliably supply its customers. Linde is at the forefront in the transition to clean hydrogen and has installed over 190 hydrogen fueling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants worldwide. The company offers the latest electrolysis technology through its newly formed joint venture ITM Linde Electrolysis.
Linde and the Dalian Bingshan Group have been running a successful joint venture in Dalian since 2005. As Linde Engineering’s most important production facility in China, the company produces and sells large air separation plants and other plant components.
Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2019 sales of $28 billion (€25 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.
The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde’s industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.