Linde and ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe have agreed to construct a further industrial-scale air separation plant in Duisburg-Ruhrort. The new works accounts for the eleventh air separator that Linde has built for ThyssenKrupp.
It will have a daily capacity of 1,500 tonnes (tpd) of oxygen and is set to go on-stream in the third quarter of 2012. The expansion will raise the total value of existing plants in Duisburg-Ruhrort to around EUR 75m.
Dr Aldo Belloni, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG, commented, “This investment is another milestone in the long-standing and successful collaboration between both companies in the area of air separation.” He continued, “We are delighted to now be adding another state-of-the-art air separation plant to the existing complex.”
The expansion aims to ensure a long-term, reliable supply of pipeline oxygen and nitrogen to the ThyssenKrupp steelworks in Duisburg. The new development will also supply other Linde customers with the noble gases argon, krypton and xenon. These gases have worldwide applications in the automotive, construction, household appliance, energy and packaging industries.