Eco-Friendly Solution Air Liquide Enters into 52 New Contracts for On-Site Production of Gases in 2022
For its Industrial Merchant business line, Air Liquide has signed 52 new long-term on-site contracts in 2022. On-site production of gases proves to be an environmentally-friendly solution for customers that require a local and reliable gas supply.
Paris/France – The 52 new contracts signed in 2022 will serve the firm’s customers in nitrogen, oxygen or hydrogen especially in the glass, metals, water and waste treatment as well as secondary electronics growing markets. In 2022, the Group also launched a new generation of on-site oxygen production units, whose breakthrough technology is 10 % more energy-efficient than the previous generation. The number of long-term on-site based contracts signed each year by Air Liquide has doubled between 2015 and 2022.
Based on proprietary technologies and engineered by the Group, these on-site gas production units are installed, operated and maintained directly at customer sites. This means that gases are not liquefied for transport and the number of trucks and kilometers driven to deliver to customers are reduced, which in turn saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions. Signed for typical durations of 10 to 15 years, on-site contracts contribute to the stability of the Industrial Merchant sales over the long-term.
Matthieu Giard, Vice President and Executive Committee Member of the Air Liquide Group, supervising the Industrial Merchant business line, said: “On-site gas production solutions ensure our customers a local and reliable supply of small essential molecules such as nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. They are increasingly successful, especially for markets facing the world challenges of energy transition and digitalization.”