Technical Gases Air Liquide Doubles Carbon Monoxide Production at Antwerp

Editor: Dominik Stephan

New projects from one of Europe's bussiest chemical hubs: BASF has just consigned Air Liquide to supply carbon monoxide to its MDI production plant in Antwerp, Belgium. The Antwerp basin is the largest chemical and petro-chemical basin in Europe, and a major consumer of technical gases...

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BASF's Antwerpen site, the company's second largest folloing its headquarters in Ludwigshafen.
BASF's Antwerpen site, the company's second largest folloing its headquarters in Ludwigshafen.
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Antwerp/Belgium – To cater this demand, Air Liquide plans to double its carbon monoxide capacities at Antwerp with a new production unit located next to its existing facilities. The € 50 million project shall be ready for production in the first quarter of 2015.

This unit will be designed and built by Air Liquide Engineering and Construction teams, using state-of-the-art technologies that offer energy efficiency as well as optimal performance and safety, company officials explained. “Understanding the needs and constraints of our customers allows us to provide them with cutting-edge technology solutions. Through its investments, Air Liquide supports the development and competitiveness of European manufacturers”, Guy Salzgeber, Vice-President, Western Europe and a member of the Air Liquide Executive Committee, stated.

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