Air Liquide will invest €500m ($492m) in three new state-of-the-art plants for the semiconductor sector in Taiwan, with the first set to be operational in 2024.
In a statement released today (19th Oct), the industrial gas giant said construction of the plants is part of a wider framework of long-term contracts with two of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers.
Each of the sites will be located strategically close to undisclosed manufacturers and will produce up to two billion Nm3 of ultra-pure nitrogen, oxygen and argon annually.
François Abrial, Member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee supervising Asia Pacific, said, “We are pleased to further strengthen our collaboration with these semiconductor leaders, with whom we have been partners for more than 30 years.”
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