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July 26, 2013

Air Liquide invests an additional €50 million in the Antwerp basin

Gerald Ondrey

Air Liquide (Paris, France; has signed a long-term contract with BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; to supply carbon monoxide to its MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate ) production unit located in Antwerp, Belgium.

Air Liquide will invest in a new CO production unit located next to its existing facilities. This unit, which is scheduled to be up and running in the first quarter of 2015, will double Air Liquide’s CO production capacity in the Antwerp basin — the largest chemical and petrochemical basin in Europe.

The overall investment will amount to around €50 million.

This unit will be designed and built by Air Liquide Engineering and Construction teams, using state-of-the-art technologies that offer energy efficiency as well as optimal performance and safety, says the company.



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