Air Liquide will invest approximately €100m in a brand-new air separation unit (ASU) in Zhangjiagang City, China, with a daily capacity of 3,800 tonnes of oxygen.
The industrial gas giant’s largest ASU in China, the facility will supply krypton and xenon to the growing electronics industry, as well as other air gases for industrial merchant activity.
Sharing the news today (9th July), Air Liquide said it has signed a new 20-year-long agreement with Jiangsu Shagang Group for the supply of industrial gases to the city within the Jiangsu Province.
To be located on a site where two ASUs are currently operational, the new unit will bring the total installed oxygen capacity to over 8,000 tonnes per day on the location.
It is hoped the new ASU will start up at the end of 2023.
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