Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has signed a new supply contract with Baosteel Zhanjiang Iron & Steel Co. (Zhanjiang Steel), a subsidiary of Baosteel Group, to meet demand for iron and steel in the South China and Southeast Asia markets.
Under the terms of agreement, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction will design and build a new Air Separation Unit (ASU), the company said.
The ASU with a capacity of 2,500 tons of oxygen per day will supply oxygen, nitrogen and argon to
Zhanjiang Steel for a landmark project in China's iron and steel industry transformation. The unit, which will be located in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, will come into operation in 2021.
This new ASU will be designed and built using Air Liquide’s expertise and best-in-class technologies which enable a maximized energy efficiency and reduced environmental footprint, contributing to the goal of Baosteel for building the most advanced, efficient and competitive steel mill in the world.
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has a longstanding partnership with Baosteel, the largest steel producer in China.
Since 2005, E&C China has delivered four ASUs to Baosteel and has supported the relocation of these four units between 2014 and 2017.
David Maloney, vice president and chairman of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, said, “We are delighted to have been selected by Baosteel for this project. The new contract reaffirms our ability to provide leading-edge engineering solutions that are safe, reliable and highly efficient for our customers. The signing of this contract demonstrates the trusting relationship between Air Liquide and Baosteel for more than 14 years. Air Liquide remains committed to contribute to the transformation of China industries by providing innovative technologies that contribute to a low carbon society.”