Air Products to build gas plant for coal-chem production in China

21 July 2010 16:57  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--Air Products has signed a contract to build a large on-site air separation unit for China’s Pucheng Clean Energy in Shaanxi province, the US-based industrial gases major said on Wednesday.

Pucheng, a Chinese state-owned firm, would use the industrial gases from the unit in a coal gasification process for chemical production, Air Products said.

The project at Weinan in Shaanxi province was “the largest single air separation unit on-site order ever committed to an industrial gas company,” it said.

The plant would produce 8,200 tonnes/day of oxygen, over 3,100 tonnes/day of nitrogen, over 375 tonnes/day of compressed dry air and would also produce liquid products for the merchant market in the region after starting up by mid-2013, Air Products said.

Last month, Air Products announced it would build a large hydrogen production facility in Sichuan province for China’s energy and petrochemicals major PetroChina.

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