Linde announces helium supply contract

Linde Gases, a provider of compressed, bulk and speciality gases, has announced a long-term contract to supply helium from the new Qatar Helium 2 Project, which is due to begin production in early 2013.

The contract with the Qatar Helium 2 Project owners, when combined with its current off-take from Qatar Helium 1, will make Linde one of the largest buyers of helium from Qatar.

The supply agreement, which covers 30 per cent of total helium production output, will enhance Linde’s ability to reliably supply helium to its customers worldwide.