AGA Gas AB and Sandvik have signed a long-term contract for hydrogen gas supply to several of Sandvik’s production units in Sweden.

AGA Gas AB and Sandvik have signed a long-term contract for hydrogen gas supply to several of Sandvik’s production units in Sweden.

The deal will see the Northern Europe gases company construct a whole new hydrogen production facility to meet the demand.

Hydrogen gas is used for thermotherapy within Sandvik’s manufacturing processes. According to an AGA press release, the company will distribute hydrogen gas via loading platform deliveries to five facilities and via pipelines to production facilities in Sandviken.

The contract means that during the period 2012/2013, AGA will build a facility for production of hydrogen gas within AGA’s industrial estate in Sandviken with a pipeline to Sandvik.

“AGA is proud of the trust and the increased cooperation that effectively guarantees a long-range solution to Sandvik’s hydrogen gas needs,” said Stefan Peterson, Marketing Director, AGA Gas AB.

Lars S Andersson, Category Manager, Sandvik Materials Technology, enthusiastically added, “Sandvik’s foremost priorities are a safe and effective logistical and manufacturing process, which among other things means demands for safe, cost-effective products and deliveries. We have a good and long-term cooperation with AGA where our high demands are met.”

 

Spotlight on Scandinavia

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Sweden is the largest of the industrial gas markets in Scandinavia, worth around $565m in gas revenues in 2010, gasworld understands. That

represents a growth of 3.5% over 2009, when gas revenues totalled $546m.

Learn more about the Scandinavian industrial gas climate in the upcoming March issue of gasworld magazine, when our Regional Markets feature will focus on the gas industries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

The same issue will also feature an interview of the month with Danish industrial gases company Strandmollen A/S and Managing Director Alex Buendia in particular.

If you’re focus is on West & Northern Europe, be sure to get involved in the March issue of gasworld magazine. Advertising enquiries are still being taken now – contact either: rob.cockerill@gasworld.com or Kevin.murphy@gasworld.com