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Linde Plans First Helium Plant in Southern Hemisphere

9:42 AM MST | November 7, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Linde says it is planning to build a helium plant at Darwin, Australia. It will be the first source of helium in the southern hemisphere, Linde says. The plant will produce 750 m.t./year of high-purity liquid helium. Linde Kryotechnik (Pfungen, Switzerland), a Linde subsidiary, will build the plant adjacent to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex of Darwin LNG Ltd. (Darwin). Darwin LNG has signed a long-term agreement to supply feed-gas to the helium plant. About one-third of the helium produced at the Darwin plant will be sold in Australia and the rest will...

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