MATHESON has completed the second of two phases of its new Air Separation Unit (ASU) capacity in Dickinson, North Dakota, to meet the growing demand for merchant liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen in the region.

“The Dickinson ASU began operations in May of 2014 with immediate plans for expansion. This expansion was needed to support the strong economic growth in North Dakota and surrounding areas,” stated Nigel McMullen, MATHESON Senior Vice President.

The new ASU capacity is part of MATHESON’s ongoing strategic expansion plan to invest capital in growth markets and strengthen the reliability of our existing network. The ASU produces liquid nitrogen, which is in high demand for shale oil and gas exploration and production, as well as other industrial applications in the region. The ASU also produces liquid oxygen, which will be used to supply multiple markets, including medical and fabrication applications.