Air Products signs deal with Chinese steel manufacturer


Continuing its expansion in China, Air Products has signed a contract to supply industrial gases to Xingtai Iron and Steel Corporation Ltd, on of China’s largest specialty steel manufacturers.

The contract will see Air Products purchase and operate four existing air separation units (ASUs) and build a new ASU to supply industrial gases under a long-term agreement.

Located in China’s Hebei province, Xingtai Steel is expanding its existing steelmaking capacity and will be supplied with over 1,700 tons per day (tpd) of oxygen from the combined ASUs.

The oxygen, nitrogen and argon produced by the plants will be used by Xingtai to help meet China’s growing demand for specialty steel products.

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