Long term contract secured in the UK


Technology group The Linde Group, through its wholly-owned subsidiary BOC, has signed a long-term supply contract for industrial gases with international steel producer Corus, with the agreement involving the construction of a new air separation unit at Corus’ Scunthorpe site in North Lincolnshire for around €80m.

The new ASU will have a capacity of 1,600 tpd of oxygen, as well as smaller quantities of nitrogen and will go on-stream in mid-2010 in order to support the increase in steel output from the site.

The new facilities mean BOC will be able to significantly increase its supply of gases to Corus, part of Tata Steel, which in turn will allow Corus to increase its overall steel output as part of its expansion plans.

Announcing the contract, David Edwards, director Scunthorpe Cast Products, of Corus, said, “I am very pleased that we have reached agreement with BOC on this contract. This builds on the strong relationship we have with BOC as a key supplier to our Scunthorpe site. The investment helps us to take the site forward and meet our strategic plans for the future.”

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