New Air Products and Linde joint venture adds industrial gas capacity to New York


Air Products and Linde North America Inc. have teamed up in a new production joint venture to build a large-scale air separation unit (ASU) and industrial gas liquefier in New York.

The 50/50 joint venture, named East Coast Nitrogen (ECN), will build a new 1,100 tonnes per day (tpd) facility in Glenmont under an initial capital investment of $60m.

The plant, which will be situated at Air Products’ existing site in New York, will boost merchant liquid production capabilities and increase industrial gas capacity for regional customers in the Northeast.

Specifically, it will produce liquid oxygen (LOX), nitrogen (LIN) and argon (LAR) for growing requirements in the region’s food, manufacturing, metals, glass, chemical, electronics and healthcare industries.

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