Petro Rabigh and Linde Sign Long Term Supply Agreement for Liquid Nitrogen in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Press release

Saudi Arabia, January 08, 2020 – Linde-Sigas, a majority owned subsidiary of Linde in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed with Petro Rabigh a long-term agreement to install a liquid nitrogen facility to back-up Petro Rabigh’s nitrogen reserves, as well as to meet the growing demand in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia.

Under the terms of the agreement, Linde-Sigas will install a 10,000 m³ liquid nitrogen tank at the existing Rabigh site to further improve and increase operational reliability. In addition, Linde-Sigas will supply liquid nitrogen to the merchant market in KSA to support the industrial growth which is expected to continue over the next 10 years. Nitrogen is, for example, used to maintain a dry inert atmosphere over chemicals during storage, reaction or processing. 

President & CEO of Petro Rabigh, Nasser D. AL-Mahasher, expresses his confidence in the relationship and looks forward to leveraging the strengths of both companies.

“The combined operational excellence of both companies creates a compelling opportunity for us and our customers in Saudi Arabia”, said Linde’s President Region Middle East & Europe East, Dr Oliver Pfann. “Furthermore, with this agreement we show that Linde continues to support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to develop highly efficient and reliable industrial gases facilities.”

About Linde-Sigas
Linde-Sigas was established in 1955, as the first industrial gases company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Linde, a leading industrial gases and engineering company, acquired 51 percent of the shares in Sigas in 2008. Today, Linde-Sigas is the leading manufacturer of all Bulk, Industrial, Medical and Specialty gases for the growing needs of the Kingdom, with operational and Sales outlets spread throughout major cities of Saudi Arabia.

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About Linde
Linde is a leading industrial gases and engineering company with 2018 pro forma sales of USD 28 billion (EUR 24 billion). The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders. The company is making our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world.

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About Petro Rabigh
Petro Rabigh was founded in 2005 as a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical Company. The plant is valued at about US $17 billion (25% funded by the public and the remainder equally funded by Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical) and produces 14.88 million tons per annum (mtpa) of petroleum-based products and 4.75 mtpa of chemical and polymer products, some of which are exclusive to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

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Media Contacts:
Linde: Jessica von Dahlen 
Phone: +49 89 7446 1471

Petro Rabigh: Salah Kahtani
Phone: +966 12 4254777