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January 16, 2008

Linde seals long-term gas contract with Corus in the UK

The agreement involves the construction of a new air separation unit

Gerald Ondrey

The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has signed a long-term supply contract for industrial gases with international steel producer Corus, part of Tata Steel. The agreement involves the construction of a new air separation unit (ASU) at Corus’ Scunthorpe site (North Lincolnshire, U.K.) for around EUR 80m.

The new ASU with a capacity of 1,600 m.t./d oxygen as well as smaller quantities of nitrogen will go on-stream in mid-2010 in order to support the increase in steel output from the site. The Linde investments also involve refurbishment of the existing ASU and a significant extension of the pipeline network supplying the steelworks

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