INOX Air Products (INOXAP) will build its fifth cryogenic air separation unit (ASU) at India’s largest onsite industrial gas complex, Hazira Plant.

Announcing the news today (8th Feb), India’s largest industrial and medical gases manufacturer said it had bagged the prestigious contract from ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India.

Once operational, the new ASU is expected to generate 700 tonnes per day of gaseous Oxygen and 300 tonnes per day of gaseous nitrogen, along with other liquid gases.

Siddharth Jain, Executive Director of INOX Air Products, said, “The new contract for setting up yet another ASU underlines our reliability, commitment and consistency to our strategic customer.”

“The deployment, which is projected to be commissioned in a record period of 15 months, will make us the proud operators of country’s largest onsite Industrial Gas Complex on BOO basis, that too in a plant operated by ArcelorMittal, the largest steel manufacturer in the world.”

The oxygen and nitrogen gases supplied from the plant are required to meet the additional demand due to the phased brownfield expansion of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India’s capacity from the current 7.2 MTPA to 8.6 MTPA.

This expansion is a part of their larger expansion plans across India.