Only weeks after Petro China signed a hydrogen production agreement with Air Products, the company announces a further supply agreement in the region; and in doing so galvanises its footing in China.
Air Products have been contracted to supply Pucheng Clean Energy Co. the largest on-site single air separation unit (ASU) ever commissioned within the industrial gas sector.
Under the long-term supply agreement, Air Products will build, own and operate three ASU trains which will provide PCEC with over 8,200 tonnes per day (TPD) of oxygen, in excess of 3,100 TPD of nitrogen, and 375 TPD of compressed air. The facility will also produce liquid products for the merchant market in the region.
Phil Sproger, Vice President of Asian Business Development at Air Products, commented, “This is a landmark contract signing for Air Products. We appreciate the confidence PCEC has shown in Air Products and also appreciate the support we have received from the local Shaanxi government. We look forward to supporting this important project and to having a long-term working relationship with both PCEC and the Shaanxi government.”
Sproger added, “Air Products will be the first sale-of-gas provider in the Shaanxi province with such a large facility, and we will also enhance our liquid product capacity for the merchant market from this location.”
The state-owned enterprise, PCEC, will host the Air Products’ ASU at the Weinan plant, located in Shaanxi Province, China. The facility is due to be operational in mid 2013. Furthermore, the ASU trains will feature economical design in order to adhere to Air Products’ commitment to sustainability.