BOC commences work on UK ASU


At a special ceremony in Scunthorpe, UK earlier this month, work formally began on BOC’s new oxygen production facility adjacent to the Corus steelmaking plant.

The site provides oxygen to the adjacent Corus steelmaking plant and the new 1600 tpd ASU is planned to operational by June 2010.

As a member of The Linde Group, BOC is working on the project with colleagues in the Linde Engineering Division, with an investment of thought to be around £60m at the Scunthorpe site.

Key elements of the contract include the construction of a new ASU (Air Separation Unit) to supply additional oxygen and nitrogen to Corus (a subsidiary of Tata Steel), the extension of the existing pipeline network supplying the steelworks, and the refurbishment of the existing ASU.

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