US Air Products to supply onsite gases to China's Wison

26 September 2011 15:32  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Air Products has won a long-term contract to supply oxygen and nitrogen to China-based Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy’s coal to synthesis gas (syngas) gasification facility in Nanjing, the US-based industrial gas producer said on Monday.

Air Products will build, own and operate an air separation unit (ASU), with a production capacity of more than 1,500 tonnes/day of gaseous oxygen and more than 1,900 tonnes/day of gaseous nitrogen, and an integrated liquefier at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park.

The company will also operate a liquefier, which will more than triple Air Products current production of liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen at the site, and increase argon production by more than 40%, to supply the growing regional merchant liquid industrial gas market.

The new operations are to be commercial in 2013, Air Products said.

“This new ASU will be the third we have built and will operate to supply the Wison Energy facility with tonnage quantities of industrial gases, said Steve Jones, Air Products China president.

“The location of this facility and ability to increase liquid product capacity is essential to our growing sales in this region and fits well with our business strategy for this important market, he added.

Air Products operates two ASUs supplying Wison Energy with tonnage amounts of industrial gases to support Wisons operations in the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park. The initial ASUs were brought on stream in 2007 and 2009.

“The three ASUs at this site [will] provide Air Products [with] the opportunity for additional customers for both tonnage gaseous supply and to meet the needs of the growing merchant market. It is a tremendous location for a cluster of industrial gas manufacturing plants, said Jones.

For more on Air Products visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Franco Capaldo
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