German Linde to construct air separation plant for Saudi GAS
The Saudi National Industrial Gases Company (GAS) has awarded a 350 million Saudi riyal ($93 million) lump sum contract for the construction of one of the world's largest air separation units (ASU) to Linde AG of Germany, confirmed a press release. The unit will be constructed at Al-Jubail and is scheduled for completion by late 2004.
Linde AG has already supplied GAS with air separation units in Yanbu and Jubail. The new plant will increase the production capacity of GAS from 5,600 tons per day (tpd) to 8,600 tpd by 2004. The plant will have a capacity of 3,000 tpd of oxygen and will also produce nitrogen, argon, krypton and xenon through cryogenic technology.
Gas is an affiliate of the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). It is a major supplier of industrial gases - oxygen, nitrogen, argon, krypton and xenon in the Middle East. Its air separation and chemical plants are supplied with oxygen and nitrogen through an extensive pipeline network. GAS also supplies gases from on-site facilities. — (menareport.com)
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