The company will work in collaboration with Chongqing Chemical & Pharmaceutical Holding (CCPHC), in which it has 60% stake.

The plant has a total investment value EUR 200m ($296m).

On completion, the plant will provide carbon monoxide, hydrogen and synthesis gas to the production facilities of BASF and CCPHC based in Chongqing.

The new plant which will be supplied by Linde’s Engineering Division, is expected to come on stream within three years.

The Linde Group is a gases and engineering company.