Air Liquide recently articulated a number of projects in India, totalling a combined investment of €40m.

Within this investment, Air Liquide has commissioned a new Air Separation Unit (ASU) and various new facilities in Gujurat and Maharashtra. The primary facility, an ASU, will be used to produce gaseous nitrogen for the new float glass plant of Sezal Glass Ltd. in Jhagadia.

In addition, the French firm, Air Liquide, offers the production capacity to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis to meet float glass requirements. Similarly, Air Liquide has also invested in a new unit to produce nitrogen for Kemrock Industries & Exports Ltd.

Finally, the company has also announced plans to invest in an Air Separation Unit and cylinder filling station in Pune, located in Maharashtra. Once commissioned in 2012, the ASU will produce over 200 tonnes per day of liquid nitrogen and oxygen.

Jean Marc de Royere, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and a member of the Air Liquide Executive Committee, described the investment as a ‘new step’ for Air Liquide, he stated, “We want to thank our new customers for their trust. These new developments in West India represent a new step for the Air Liquide Group in this dynamic country, where we intend to further develop our position in the coming years. Developing economies are a growth driver of the Group.”