Praxair starts up air separation plant in Peru

18 October 2012 22:48  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--US-based industrial gases firm Praxair has opened a new air separation unit (ASU) to expand the company’s supply of gases to a local zinc producer in Lima, Peru, the company said on Thursday.

The ASU will supply additional capacity to meet the demand of one of the fastest growing economies in South America, Praxair said.

The new facility has a production capacity of approximately 300 tonnes/day of oxygen, nitrogen and argon, the company said.

The plant will serve the food and beverage, metal fabrication, healthcare and chemical segments, Praxair said.

"Praxair is providing a cost and energy-efficient plant to support customer expectations,” said Praxair’s South American president Domingos Bulus.

“This plant further strengthens Praxair’s strong presence in the Peruvian coast,” he added.

The company has been operating in Peru since 1996 and provides atmospheric, medical and specialty gases nationwide.

By: Simon West

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