France’s Air Liquide, and the UK-registered copper mining company Kazakhmys, have signalled their intent to work together to produce industrial gases – although talks are at an early stage.
The partnership would enable Kazakhmys, whose main assets are located in Kazakhstan, to reduce the costs of being a copper producer.
The power producing oxygen is a big cost for the company. But it hopes to work with Air Liquide to mitigate this, by using the high-end technology possessed by the French company.
According to a company spokesman, in an interview with Tengri News, there are a “number of options” in the cooperation and that the agreement “could be finalised in late May”.
Yesterday the French industrial gas magnate, Air Liquide, publicised a significant contract signing with Posco E&C. To facilitate the agreement Air Liquide will design and build two ASUs, each with an oxygen production capacity of 3,750 per day.
The Equipment Group of Air Liquide America Specialty Gases recently announced the introduction of DATAL ALert™, a compressed gas and liquid management system that combines cell phone and Internet technologies to provide an advanced remote telemetry solution.
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