Air Liquide invests €60 million in Turkey


Air Liquide has announced €60 million investment in Turkey. The French industrial gases company has acquired three PETKIM facilities and will invest in a 400 tonnes per day ASU in Eastern Turkey.

According to the agreement, Air Liquide will acquire PETKIM’s three air gas production units in Aliaga, with a total production capacity of nearly 400 tpd. Air Liquide will also invest in a new YangO₂ production unit with a capacity of 400 tonnes of oxygen per day. Altogether, the French industrial gas firm will invest more than €60 million in the locale.

The Izmir situated unit will be designed and built by Air Liquide’s Engineering teams and is expected to be commissioned in the 2nd half of 2013. According to Air Liquide, the new facility will produce liquid gases for other industries in the area.

Hayati Öztürk, General Manager, PETKIM, commented, “The partnership with Air Liquide, the world leader in its sector, is consistent with our ‘PETKIM Value Site’ vision, which seeks to establish an integrated petrochemical park in Aliaga similar to other industrial basins around the world. We are delighted with the outcome of what we see as a major stage in our development.”

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