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Linde Plans $83m Hydrogen Plant In Washington County

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Linde, a leading global producer of industrial gasses, plans to build a hydrogen plant in Washington County as part of an $83 million growth project that will have a substantial impact on the community’s economy.

Linde says the new plant will reinforce the company’s robust supply network and allow it to meet growing demand from aerospace, electronics, manufacturing, and mobility customers.

Todd Lawson, vice president of the East Region for Linde, said: “The new plant in McIntosh will allow us to capture growth opportunities, while further increasing the reliability of our liquid hydrogen supply.”

Linde will use a standard plant design for the facility to take advantage of domestically sourced and fabricated equipment to minimize cost and construction risk. In addition to the trade work during construction, upon completion the project will create six operational jobs and 10 staff truck-driving jobs.

Kay Ivey, governor of Alabama, said: “Linde’s new investment in rural Washington County is significant because it shows that the company is growing and thriving in Alabama. I am fully committed to helping rural communities across the state secure growth projects, and I know this project will have a positive economic impact on McIntosh.”

Rosalyn Sales, executive director of Economic Development for Clarke and Washington counties, said that the project will have a “tremendous impact” on the McIntosh community and on the surrounding corridor of chemical facilities, and that “Linde, in building the hydrogen plant, helps sustain the long-term viability of other chemical plants in our area.”

Allen Bailey, chairman of the Washington County Commission, said Linde’s expansion plans represent exciting news for the Southwest Alabama region.

Mr Bailey stated: “This project will bring in a number of high-quality jobs for the people of the county, and the economic impact of this expansion will be significant for our area. Linde has proved to be a good corporate citizen in the past, and we look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship.”

Linde’s industrial gasses are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen in hospitals to high-purity and specialty gasses for electronics manufacturing, to hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. The company registered 2021 sales totaling $31 billion.

The new Alabama plant is expected to begin operations in 2024.

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