Linde will build, own, and operate a new 1,000 tonnes per day air separation unit (ASU) in Rourkela, India, as part of an extended long-term industrial gas supply agreement with the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).
The industrial gas giant announced today (25th January) that it has extended its existing long-term agreement with SAIL, one of India’s largest steel-making companies.
Linde already supplies the company’s Rourkela steel plant in Odisha, eastern India, with oxygen, nitrogen and argon that is produced from two on-site ASUs, which are operating at full capacity.
The new ASU, expected to come online in 2026, takes the partnership one step further and will support SAIL’s expansion and modernisation programme at Rourkela. The investment is expected to be approximately $60m.
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