Air Liquide will build a €40m state-of-the-art air separation unit (ASU) in Poland.

To be constructed on the Głogów site of KGHM Polska Miedź, Air Liquide will supply the copper and silver producer with oxygen, nitrogen and liquid argon.

Air Liquide said this new investment will add a capacity of more than 1,200 tonnes of oxygen per day, bringing the French industrial gas giant’s total oxygen production capacity on this location to close to 2,800 tonnes per day.

The ASU will be designed and manufactured by Air Liquide Engineering & Construction and will incorporate the group’s latest technologies, which offer the highest levels of energy efficiency and reliability.

In line with Air Liquide’s climate objectives, and KGHM’s sustainable development goals, both parties will further explore opportunities to lower the carbon footprint of the site in the future.

François Jackow, Executive Vice-President and a member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee, said, “With this new project, Air Liquide reinforces its presence in the dynamic market of Poland.”

“This investment is in line with our development strategy underpinned by growth of our Large Industries business in major industrial sites and by the strength of our integrated model that enables expansion of the Industrial Merchant activity.”