Linde plans to build $83 million hydrogen plant in Alabama

Linde said 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.

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

Linde said it will utilize 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 drivers.

“Linde’s new investment in rural Washington County is significant because it shows that the company is growing and thriving in Alabama,” Governor Kay Ivey said.

“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.”

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


Rosalyn Sales, executive director of economic development for Clarke and Washington counties, said the project will have a “tremendous impact” on the McIntosh community and on the surrounding corridor of chemical facilities.

“Linde, in building the hydrogen plant, helps sustain the long-term viability of other chemical plants in our area,” she said.

“A very special thank you to all the hard work and professionalism of our team consisting of the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Economic Development Division, Alabama Power and CMC GAS.”

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

“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.