Industrial gases and engineering company Linde has broken ground on a new integrated manufacturing complex to be located and integrated with its existing gasification facility on Jurong Island in Singapore.
Linde’s new complex will quadruple its current production capacity in Singapore to produce and supply hydrogen and synthesis gas to support the multi-billion-dollar expansion of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd’s integrated manufacturing complex.
“Today’s event represents an important step in our strategic partnership with ExxonMobil, and signals our continued commitment to Singapore. This expansion of our existing facilities on Jurong Island, at an investment of $1.4 billion, is the single largest for our company globally and I am delighted that it will also add a number of high value manufacturing jobs in Singapore,” said Sanjiv Lamba, Executive Vice President & CEO Linde Asia-Pacific.
“Our integrated complex will be equipped with Linde’s world-class technologies which underpin our commitment to provide safe, reliable and sustainable solutions for our customers.”
“Linde’s partnership with ExxonMobil is illustrative of the collaborative, integrated ecosystem on Jurong Island, which enables companies in the Energy & Chemicals sector to establish competitive and reliable supply chains.
"We hope to continue working with Linde, and other like-minded companies, to develop more advanced manufacturing facilities that create good jobs for Singaporeans,” said Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board.
Gan Seow Kee, Chairman & Managing Director, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific, added: “Today’s groundbreaking ceremony marks yet another important milestone in our long-term partnership with Linde. The new facility that Linde is building shows how a major ExxonMobil investment can further strengthen the Jurong Island ecosystem by attracting other new investments, and create high-value jobs in Singapore."