Air Liquide signs contract with South Korean steel producer

Article by Amanda Doyle

AIR Liquide Engineering & Construction has signed a contract to build an air separation unit for South Korean steel producer POSCO.

The new air separation unit will produce oxygen, nitrogen, and argon and will replace two existing units at POSCO’s Pohang site in South Korea. The unit will be built with Air Liquide’s patented Cryogenics technology which maximises energy efficiency and lowers environmental footprint. It has a production capacity of 1,700 t/d of oxygen. The oxygen and argon will be used to produce high quality steel and improve the efficiency of POSCO’s production process.

David Maloney, Vice President and Chairman of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, said: “We are proud to continue our partnership with POSCO and contribute to POSCO’s development for more than 30 years. Air Liquide’s strong historical relationship with POSCO and mutual trust are major factors supporting our close collaboration today.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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