Air Liquide gets major petroleum contract

Air Liquide signed a new long-term contract with Yan’an Energy and Chemical, one of the four largest Chinese companies for oil and natural gas exploration & production, and oil refining. Air Liquide will invest around EUR 80M in two state-of-the-art ASUs (Air Separation Units), with a total capacity of 2,800t of oxygen per day.

Expected to start operations in Q1 2018, the new ASUs will supply air gases including oxygen and nitrogen for the customer’s chemicals production complex which will produce 600,000t olefins per year.

The two ASUs, located in Fuxian County of Yan’an City, Shaanxi Province, will be built by Air Liquide’s Engineering and Construction teams using leading technologies that offer energy efficiency, optimal reliability and safety, and will be owned and operated by Air Liquide.

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