Linde extends Austrian gas supply deal for steel industry


An industrial gas supply agreement between Linde plc (Linde) and Austrian steel production company voestalpine AG (voestalpine) has been extended for another ten years.

Currently operating three air separation units (ASUs) and two hydrogen plants at the steel production facility, Linde has been supplying the site with gases since 1993. 

The main method of steel production – known as basic oxygen steelmaking or Linz-Donawitz steelmaking – uses oxygen that is blown through a lance over molten pig iron inside a converter. 

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