MATHESON had completed the construction of a new large capacity Air Separation Unit in Dickinson, North Dakota.

The ASU was constructed to meet the growing demand for merchant liquid nitrogen and oxygen in the region and is fully operational.

“This new Air Separation Unit will help support the strong economic growth in North Dakota and surrounding areas and allow MATHESON to better support our current merchant liquid customers,” stated Nigel McMullen, MATHESON Senior Vice President.

The Dickinson ASU consists of two phases of deployment. This announces the completion of the first phase with the second phase already underway and to be completed by August 2014.

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