Air Liquide starts two new ASUs in China


Air Liquide has announced the start-up of two very large air separation units (ASU), to supply the Shagang steel mills in Zhanjiagang, in China’s Jiangsu Province.

The new ASUs will together produce up to 4000 tonnes of gaseous oxygen per day, to supply oxygen, nitrogen and argon to Shagang steel mills in Zhanjiagang.

As announced on 13th March 2007, Air Liquide invested around €90m to meet the needs of its customer, who had decided to outsource its growing need for industrial gases. This long-term contract with Jiangsu Shagang is the largest ‘Over the Fence’ type contract in China.

The two units will also supply other local industrial customers with gaseous and liquid products. In particular, the site will have a capacity of 600 tonnes per day (tpd) of liquid nitrogen and oxygen to meet the demands of a fast-growing market.

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