Air Products completes Newcastle plant upgrade in South Africa


Air Products South Africa has revealed that it completed the newest of its many plant upgrades earlier this year, continuing four decades of supply services to the South African steel industry.

Increased oxygen demand from steel giant ArcelorMittal has prompted Air Products to expand its facilities and capabilities.

Earlier this year, the newest of many plant upgrades was completed at the company’s Newcastle steel plant, now controlled by ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited.

A project opportunity to expand Air Products’ production facility was motivated by a second extension of the gas supply contact, and represents the largest capital investment made by Air Products South Africa in the past decade.

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