Air Liquide Italy has signed a ten-year agreememt, with an option for a further five, for the renewal of the supply of oxygen and nitrogen to Sarlux’s refinery in Cagliari.
The Oxygen and Nitrogen produced by Air Liquide’s air separation plants in the Sardinian petrochemical complex will be transported, via underground pipes, to the Sarlux IGCC plant, for a total production capacity of approximately 4,600 tonnes-per-day (tpd).
The contract renewal seals a partnership that has seen the two companies collaborate successfully for more than 30 years.
Francesco Agostino, General Manager of Air Liquide Italy, said, “Collaboration, support and mutual trust are the elements behind the long-standing partnership with Sarlux, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saras Spa.”
“The renewal of this contract, of which we are extremely proud, therefore confirms the deep synergy existing between the two companies, but at the same time constitutes a stimulus to keep alive the spirit of collaboration that characterises us and the continuous search for solutions and projects that are increasingly performing.”
Carlo Guarrata, CEO of Sarlux, added, “The new contract, which is part of a continuity of collaboration, provides us with greater flexibility that better meets our business development needs.”
“A partnership aimed at creating shared value by continuously updating solutions and projects.”
Air Liquide Italy has nine air separation units (ASUs) and a network of underground pipes that extends for more than 600km to supply oxygen to the main industrial areas of Northern Italy. It also has two petrochemical poles in Sicily and Sardinia.