Air Water to supply gas to Kobe Steel


Air Water has entered into an agreement with Kobe Steel to supply industrial gas to the Kobe Works plant, which provides gas for steel production and produces liquid gas for sale on the merchant market, on an exclusive basis.

The agreement, set to take effect as of 1st April 2009, will involve the transference of the current air separation units (ASUs), several new facilities will be installed, with operations set to commence in 2011.

Previously handled by Kobe Steel, the supply management of industrial gases such as separated gas, compressed air, and hydrogen will now be outsourced to Air Water.

For the time being, the two companies will be working together to operate the facilities in order to make the transfer of supervision and operation as efficient as possible.

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