Air Liquide signs contracts with steel producers in China


Air Liquide has signed long-term contracts with two steel producers in China and will invest a total of €75m to meet the needs of these new customers.

This investment strengthens the group’s leading position in the Chinese steel market.

China is the largest steel maker worldwide with a production that rose 14% to a record 568 million tonnes in 2009 – nearly half the world’s production.

As China’s focus moves towards better utilisation of its steel-making capacities, oxygen is the key to enhancing productivity.

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