Air Liquide Trinidad and Tobago has announced plans to invest 40m building a new ASU.

The unit will have a capacity of 720 tpd of gaseous oxygen and 1,500 tpd of gaseous nitrogen to serve existing customers as well as new projects. The ASU is scheduled to begin operation in mid-year 2009 and will be located in Point Lisas, the country's main industrial basin.

The company already serves the major producers of this sector in Trinidad, many of which are embarking on expansion plans, because of the high demand for their products. In this context, the need for industrial gases of Air Liquide Trinidad and Tobago's clients has grown significantly.

Pierre Dufour, executive vice-president, Air Liquide Group, in charge of the World Business Line Large Industries, stated, $quot;This investment is further proof of our Group's commitment to pursue its growth strategy in dynamic areas.$quot;