Air Liquide builds three oxygen units in Middle East

30 August 2010 20:28  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--French industrial gasses producer Air Liquide is building three oxygen units in the Middle East in an investment valued at nearly €60m ($77m), the company said on Monday.

At the end of 2011, the company plans to commission a 110 tonne/day oxygen unit in Sadat City, Egypt. The unit will supply gas to steel producer EZZ.

Air Liquide subsidiary GASAL will build its third oxygen unit in Qatar, increasing its capacity in the country to 650 tonnes/day. GASAL should commission the unit in the first quarter of 2012.

The GASAL plant will supply oxygen to Qatar Steel.

Air Liquide commissioned its first plant in Syria, an oxygen unit with a capacity of 200 tonnes/day. The unit is in Adraa, and it will supply oxygen to steel producer Medsteel.

The Syrian unit will also provide nitrogen and argon throughout the region.

($1 = €0.78)

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By: Al Greenwood
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