Linde, a U.K.-based producer of industrial gases, will build an $83 million hydrogen plant in McIntosh in Washington County.
The new plant will help meet the demand from aerospace, electronics, manufacturing and mobility customers, the company said.
“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.
The new plant is expected to start operations in 2024 and will have a “tremendous impact” on the community, said Rosalyn Sales, executive director of economic development for Clarke and Washington counties.
“Linde, in building the hydrogen plant, helps sustain the long-term viability of other chemical plants in our area,” she said.