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Air Liquide: two contracts for China steel

By Gerald Ondrey |

Air Liquide (Paris; www.airliquide.com) has signed long-term contracts with two steel producers in China, and will invest €75 million overall to meet the needs of these new customers. This investment strengthens the Group’s leading position in the Chinese steel market. China is the largest steel maker worldwide with a production that rose 14% to a record 568 million metric tons (m.t.) in 2009 — nearly half the world’s production. As China is now focusing on better utilizing its steel-making capacities, oxygen enhances productivity.   The first supply contract will provide oxygen and nitrogen to Bohai Steel Group in Tangshan, Heibei Province (near Tianjin) from a large 2,200 m.t./d air separation unit (ASU). Under the terms of the second contract signed with Jianbang Group in Linfen City, Shanxi Province, Air Liquide will invest in an 800 m.t./d oxygen unit.   Both units will use the latest high-reliability and low-energy technologies from Air Liquide Hangzhou, Air Liquide’s engineering center in China. They are scheduled to start up in the second quarter of 2011.    
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