Germany's Linde group to build two air separation units in India

16 July 2012 08:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--German industrial gases firm Linde Group will invest €80m ($98m) to build two new air separation units (ASU) at the Kalinganagar industrial complex in Odisha, India, for Tata Steel, the company said on Monday.

The new units – each capable of producing 1,200 tonnes of air gases per day – are part of a long-term, on-site gases supply contract for a new integrated steelworks that Tata is currently building at the site, it said in a statement.

Once on stream in 2014, the two units will supply gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and argon to Tata’s steelworks in Kalinganagar and will also produce liquid gases for the regional market, Linde said.

Linde is also planning to lay an extensive network of pipelines at the Kalinganagar industrial complex in order to supply other steel producers with industrial gases in the future, it said.

($1 = €0.82)

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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