Start-up of world’s largest carbon monoxide unit


Air Liquide has just commissioned the world’s largest carbon monoxide unit, for Saudi International Petrochemicals Company (Sipchem), in Saudi Arabia.

The project was awarded to Air Liquide and its subsidiary Lurgi AG, in 2006.

The unit is located on the industrial complex of Jubail City, in eastern Saudi Arabia, near the Arabic Gulf.

The carbon monoxide unit, designed and built by the Engineering and Construction teams of Air Liquide, will have a production capacity of 335,000 tonnes per year.

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