Air Liquide Engineering & Construction (Air Liquide E&C) has signed a new contract to supply an air separation unit (ASU) to Shandong Lianmeng Chemical, a large chemical company in Weifang, China.

The proposed ASU, designed and built by Air Liquide, will have a production capacity of 2300 tonnes of oxygen (O2) per day which will be supplied, along with nitrogen (N2), to the chemical plant.

With Air Liquide’s expertise and best in class technology, the new unit will be built to maximise efficiency and minimise its environmental footprint.

Founded in 1970, Shandong Lianmeng Chemical is among the top 100 chemical enterprises in China. This will be the first time that Air Liquide E&C and Shandong Lianmeng Chemical have entered into an agreement with each other. 

Domenico D’Ella, Vice-President and Chairman of Air Liquide E&C, said, “We are delighted to have been selected by a new customer, Shandong Lianmeng Chemical, to supply this ASU. The new contract reaffirms our expertise in O2 production technologies, the value of our solutions and underscores our abilities to meet the needs of the chemical industry. Air Liquide is committed to support China’s industries to realise the scale-up and transformation.”

According to gasworld Business Intelligence, the Chinese industrial gas market is the second largest market globally, behind the US. Air Liquide were the second largest Tier One company with operations in the country, commanding a market share of 14% in 2016.