Air Liquide Engineering & Construction will design and build a new air separation unit (ASU) in China as part of a new contract with Baosteel Group.

The French corporation has signed a new supply contract with Baosteel Zhanjiang Iron & Steel, a subsidiary of Baosteel Group – a large-scale enterprise designed to meet demand for iron and steel in the South China and Southeast Asia markets.

The ASU, with a capacity of 2,500 tonnes of oxygen per day, will supply oxygen, nitrogen and argon to Zhanjiang Steel for a landmark project in China’s iron and steel industry transformation.

The unit, located in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, will come into operation in 2021.

David Maloney, Vice-President and Chairman of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, said, “The new contract reaffirms our ability to provide leading-edge engineering solutions that are safe, reliable and highly efficient for our customers.”

“The signing of this contract demonstrates the trusting relationship between Air Liquide and Baosteel for more than 14 years.”

“Air Liquide remains committed to contribute to the transformation of China industries by providing innovative technologies that contribute to a low carbon society.”