India’s largest manufacturer of industrial & medical gases – INOX Air Products (INOXAP) – is set to boost its medical oxygen production with the installation of a second cryogenic air separation unit (ASU) at the Steel Authority of India’s (SAIL) Bokaro plant in Jharkhand.
Announced today (8th March), the new facility is set to be installed at a cost of ₹750 crore ($97m) and marks INOXAP’s largest-ever investment in a greenfield oxygen plant in India.
The ASU will generate a total of 2150 tonnes per day (TPD) of industrial gases, including 2000 TPD of gaseous oxygen, 150 TPD of liquid oxygen, 1200 TPD of gaseous nitrogen and 100 TPD of Argon.
News of medical oxygen shortages in India has dominated headlines over the past two years. With the Covid-19 pandemic running rampant across the country, INOXAP sought to satiate the skyrocketing demand for oxygen by ramping up its daily supplies of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from 400 TPD to 2700 TPD.
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