Linde to invest in largest ASU in India


The Linde Group has announced it will build and commission a state-of-the-art 2,550 tons per day (tpd) air separation unit (ASU) at Tata Steel Ltd’s plant in Jamshedpur, India.

Once commissioned in early 2012, this will be the largest air separation plant in India and one of Linde’s largest in Asia. The investment for the new ASU amounts to nearly €85m, bringing Linde’s total investment in India over the last three years to approximately €285m.

The announcement follows The Linde Group’s signing of a long-term contract with Tata Steel – one of the world’s leading steelmakers – for the supply of over 4,000 tpd of gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and argon.

The new ASU will cater to Tata Steel’s current expansion of its world-class steel making facility in Jamshedpur. The expansion will increase the plant’s steelmaking capacity to 10 million tpy.

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