Air Products is to increase its LNG heat exchanger capacity in Florida, with the construction of a second manufacturing facility at a new location in Manatee County.

The expansion will see the company stay ahead of the increasing demand for its world leading LNG technology and equipment.

The new location’s ready access to port services will facilitate global shipping of this very large equipment and allow Air Products to manufacture the even larger LNG heat exchangers demanded by the market.

Completion of the new 300,000 square foot LNG manufacturing site and start of operations is expected for late 2013, with the facility employing around 250 employees in a four-year ramp-up period.