SIAD opens €35m ASU in Hungary


SIAD has opened a new €35m ($28.3m) air separation plant (ASU) in Gyöngyös, Hungary.

An existing Russian methanol plant based on Topsoe Technology, however much smaller than the planned 5400 MTPD plant.

Topsøe technology selected for Russian methanol plant


Haldor Topsøe technology has been selected by Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant for a 5,400 tonne-per-day methanol plant near Vladivostok in Eastern Russia.

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$21.3bn Artic LNG 2 gets green light


A major $21.3bn LNG project in the Russian Artic region has today been given the go-ahead.


C-Capture partners with SINTEF


C-Capture, a designer of chemical processes for carbon dioxide (CO2) removal, has partnered with SINTEF in Norway to push start a new phase of its research and development (R&D) programme.


Alexela opens LNG station


Estonian energy company Alexela has opened the first public LNG filling station in the three Baltic States.

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European CCUS Projects Network receives funding


A European-wide knowledge sharing network has received funding from the European Commission to support and inspire major carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects.

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An emerging green and low carbon H2 market


A project designing the first Europe-wide Guarantees of Origin (GO) for green hydrogen has developed a green and low carbon certification pilot that has led to the issuance of more than 76,000 GO’s.


Air Liquide to construct €50m ASU in Russia


Air Liquide has signed a new long-term contract with steel and mining firm PAO Severstal for the supply of oxygen, nitrogen and argon in Russia.

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McDermott awarded contract in Russia


Engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) company McDermott International has been awarded a large technology contract in Russia.

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MMK says new plant produces 100mcm of gases


Russian steel producer Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) said it has produced 100 million cubic meters of industrial gases, including oxygen, nitrogen and argon, at its new cryogenic air separation unit (ASU).


Focus on Europe

2019-03-04T11:11:00+00:00By , published in gasworld magazine

In many ways, the timing for this month’s focus on the Europe market could not be more apt – growth forecasts in Europe have recently been released and the EU looks set to lose one of its members in the UK as ‘Brexit’ comes to fruition.


ISO Guide 34 and beyond

2019-03-04T10:44:00+00:00By Stephen Harrison, published in gasworld magazine

The hierarchy of accredited calibration gas mixtures has, in recent years, been relatively stable. At the base of the pyramid there is a simple ISO 9000 accreditation to demonstrate compliance with internal quality systems.

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Hydrogen Roadmap Europe unveiled


“Europe is going green and hydrogen will lead the way.” That’s the message from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) as it this week released its study Hydrogen Roadmap Europe: A sustainable pathway for the European Energy Transition.


CO2 Summit 2019 preview

2019-02-04T08:48:00+00:00By , published in gasworld magazine

When gasworld hosted its first ever CO2 Summit in March 2017, the emphasis was on bridging the supply gap, with some regions like the US expected to experience significant supply-demand imbalance in the years ahead as end-user applications continue to grow.

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Details revealed about LNG Congress


The sixth annual LNG Congress Russia will be held in Moscow from 20th to 21st March (2019).


SKYCORP launches Europe’s first H2 drone


SKYCORP officially launched Europe’s first hydrogen (H2)-powered drone during The Commercial UAV show in London last year.

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CO2: A critical role this holiday season

2018-12-24T06:00:00+00:00By Sam A Rushing

Writing on the day he is set to attend a corporate Christmas party, Sam A. Rushing looks ahead to the critical role of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the holiday season – a welcome change from talk of critical shortages throughout the second half of 2018.

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NOVATEK selects Topsoe hydrogen technology for its first refinery


LLC NOVATEK has chosen the Haldor Topsoe Convection Reformer (HTCR) for hydrogen H2) production at their refinery in Ust-Luga, Russia.

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Linde and NLMK sign agreement


The Linde Group and the international manufacturer of high-quality steel products NLMK Group have signed an agreement for the long-term supply of oxygen, nitrogen and argon to the Novolipetsk Steel site in Russia.

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Gazprom suspends helium exports

2018-10-29T10:00:00+00:00By Phil Kornbluth,

According to industry sources, Gazprom has declared a supply shortfall and suspended all deliveries of bulk liquid helium for export from Russia, effective immediately, due to an order issued by Russia’s anti-trust committee.

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Linde and Metalloinvest sign supply agreement


The Linde Group has been awarded a contract by Russian mining and metallurgy giant Metalloinvest for the long-term supply of oxygen, nitrogen and argon to Ural Steel (part of Metalloinvest).

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European Commission conclusions in full

2018-08-20T20:21:00+01:00By , Global Managing Editor

The European Commission has this evening announced the approval of Praxair’s proposed merger with The Linde Groupl. Here we look at the Commission’s conclusions and the commitments made by Praxair and Linde in full.

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EU approves Praxair-Linde merger

2018-08-20T18:19:00+01:00By , Global Managing Editor

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed mega merger of equals between Praxair and Linde.

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TNSC: Assets a ‘unique opportunity’


Praxair, Inc., has revealed this morning that it is to divest the majority of its businesses in Europe to Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC), as it strives to secure antitrust approval in the region for its mega merger with Linde AG.

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CO2 shortage: who’s affected so far


Norway’s capital Oslo is introducing a water ban, UK food wholesaler Bookers’ is rationing beer and cider, Coca-Cola said it had “temporarily paused” some of its production lines for short periods and major Scottish abattoir Quality Pork Limited has suspended operations.

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CO2 supply position in Europe set to improve


gasworld first broke the news of the carbon dioxide (CO2) supply shortage, described by those who have worked in the industry for more than 25 years as the “worst supply situation to hit the European CO2 business in decades” on Tuesday.


CO2 supply crisis hits Europe


In what has been described as the “worst supply situation to hit the European carbon dioxide (CO2) business in decades”, many consumers of CO2 - especially the carbonated drinks producers - are desperate for supplies of the product.


M&A in the CO2 business

2018-06-05T09:09:00+01:00By , published in gasworld magazine

As I have written a couple of times in the last 12 months, carbon dioxide (CO2) has been firmly moving from a cool subject to a hot topic in recent years. So long the poor relation in the mainstream press for its negative environmental connotations, CO2 is becoming the lead ...

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The ongoing hydrogen revolution

2018-06-05T07:50:00+01:00By Wouter Vanhoudt, Thibaut De Lacroix, Vanessa Wabitsch

By Wouter Vanhoudt, Thibaut De Lacroix and Vanessa Vivian Wabitsch, Hinicio.

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Air Liquide to invest €130m in two new ASUs


Air Liquide will invest around €130m ($150.2m) for the construction of two state-of-the-art Air Separation Units (ASUs) in Russia.

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Belarus President plans nitrogen industry developments


According to the official Internet Portal of the President of the Republic of Belarus, discussions have commenced for a new nitrogen (N2) plant to be built in Belarus while the large chemical enterprise Grodno Azot will be modernised.

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Europe Conference 2018 closes


The curtain has now fallen on the Europe Conference 2018, following a day of debate and discussion centred around Distributive LNG.

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LNG on the agenda for conference day two


Day two of the Europe Conference 2018 begins in Amsterdam this morning, with Distributive LNG in focus.

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Day one of gasworld’s Europe Conference closes


Day one of gasworld’s Europe Conference 2018 has drawn to a close here in Amsterdam, dedicated to tackling the evolving Hydrogen Economy in Europe and what that means in 2018 – and beyond.

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Europe Conference 2018 begins in Amsterdam


The Hydrogen Economy has been talked about, invested in and debated for around 20 years, and today gasworld’s Europe Conference 2018 dedicates its first day to the topic as it gets underway in Amsterdam.

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gasworld’s Europe Conference in sight


For the first time in its 11-year history, gasworld conferences stages an event with a theme and agenda devoted to the clean energies transition and two key pillars in particular – the fast-developing hydrogen economy and distributive LNG.

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Gaschema to build up second CO2 production Line


Industrial gas supplier Gaschema is at the final stage of installing a new carbon dioxide (CO2) production line in Achema Fertilisers plant in Jonava, Lithuania.

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Messer expands its CO2 business


The Messer Group has invested nearly €3m ($3.7m) in two new production facilities in Bulgaria and Bosnia-Herzegovina, expanding its carbon dioxide (CO2) business.

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SIAD wins major Russian contract


SIAD Macchine Impianti (MI) has won a major order for the supply of three cryogenic air separation units (ASUs) for the Amursky Gas Processing Plant project in the region of Amur in Russia.

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Kryooprema – Cryogenic equipment and systems production

2018-03-16T09:27:00+00:00By , published in gasworld magazine

Kryooprema is a cryogenic and vacuum equipment and systems production company founded in 1991 and based in Pančevo, Serbia. Over the past over 25 years, the company has become a regional leader in the field of cryogenics.

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Clean, green and bright

2018-03-14T16:29:00+00:00By Simon Augustus, published in gasworld magazine

Simon Augustus explores how the distributive LNG business is driving cryogenic equipment demand in an otherwise largely sluggish European market.

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Positioning today for tomorrow’s opportunities

2018-03-14T14:57:00+00:00By , published in gasworld magazine

Distributive LNG and the Hydrogen Economy are in focus at the Beurs Van Berlage Conference Centre in Amsterdam this April, writes Rob Cockerill.

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Gazprom Export and Linde sign agreement


The Linde Group and Gazprom Export LLC, a 100% subsidiary of OAO Gazprom, have signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement for the offtake of helium (He) from Gazprom’s new Amur He plant currently under construction in the far east of Russia, as part of the development of Gazprom’s ‘Power of ...

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Back to the future


With more momentum than ever before and its credentials proven, now it is time to re-define the Hydrogen Economy and its future direction, writes John Raquet.

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Created by nature, upgraded by Cryoin

2018-02-02T00:00:00+00:00By , published in gasworld magazine

Cryoin Engineering is one of the leading global manufacturers of rare gases, as Joanna Sampson learns in an interview with Director Larisa Bondarenko.

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Regional markets – Focus on Eastern Europe

2018-02-02T00:00:00+00:00By James Barr, published in gasworld magazine

In this month’s regional market series, gasworld Business Intelligence focuses on Eastern Europe. The region has experienced better growth than its Western neighbour, chiefly due to the fact many more emerging markets are found in the East.


Spain leads EU with most LNG regasification capacity


According to data and analytics company GlobalData, analysis of the European Union (EU) regasification market shows that Spain has the highest liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification capacity in the EU with 2,232 billion cubic feet (bcf).

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The hydrogen hot potato


Global growth is in a healthy place, investors are considering so-called risk markets, and trading conditions are improving at the beginning of 2018. In a nutshell, the global economy is looking much rosier as the new year gets underway.


Taiyo Nippon Sanso receives refrigerators order


Taiyo Nippon Sanso (TNSC) has received an order for three 2-kW turbo refrigerators for a superconducting fault current limiter installation, according to The Gas Review.

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Kryooprema commissions equipment for Calabar project


Serbian cryogenic equipment manufacturing company Kryooprema delivered cryogenic equipment for LOX, LIN and LAR stations as well as for hydrogen (H2) station for General Electric for Calabar Project in Nigeria.