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Air Liquide to Invest 270 Million Dollars Plus in U.S. Gulf Coast

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

To support the levels of oxygen and nitrogen needed at Methanex’s third methanol plant in Geismar, as well as other customers, Air Liquide will build two new Air Separation Units with a capacity of 2,500 tonnes/day of oxygen each.
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To support the levels of oxygen and nitrogen needed at Methanex’s third methanol plant in Geismar, as well as other customers, Air Liquide will build two new Air Separation Units with a capacity of 2,500 tonnes/day of oxygen each. (Source: Air Liquide)

Air Liquide has entered into an agreement with Methanex Corporation to supply oxygen, nitrogen and utilities to its upcoming methanol plant expansion project in Louisiana. With an aim to serve Methanex and its other customers in Geismar and Baton Rouge, the company has plans to make the heavy investment in the region.

Paris/France – Air Liquide has recently announced an agreement with Methanex Corporation to supply oxygen, nitrogen and utilities to its upcoming methanol plant expansion project in Geismar, Louisiana. To serve Methanex and its other customers in the industrial basin that encompases Geismar and Baton Rouge, Air Liquide will invest more than 270 million dollars in two new large Air Separation Units and infrastructure assets connected to its Mississippi River Pipeline. With this, the company aims to significantly increase its production capacity in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.

To support the levels of oxygen and nitrogen needed at Methanex’s third methanol plant in Geismar, as well as other customers along its Mississippi River Pipeline System, Air Liquide will build two new Air Separation Units with a capacity of 2,500 tonnes/day of oxygen each – increasing the company’s Mississippi River Pipeline’s supply capacity by more than 25 %.

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Air Liquide’s agreement with Methanex further strengthens Air Liquide’s position in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and the dynamic industrial basin between Geismar and Baton Rouge. The new Air Separation Units are expected to start production in mid-2022 to support Methanex’s production of methanol.

This investment also enhances the competitiveness of Air Liquide in one of the major industrial basins by modernising its asset fleet and increasing energy efficiency, further reducing the carbon intensity of its operations and contributing to achieving the Group’s 2025 Climate Objectives.

Michael J. Graff, Executive Vice President and Executive Committee Member, Air Liquide Group, said: “We appreciate the continued trust shown in us by a world-leader like Methanex and remain dedicated to delivering operational excellence through safe and reliable supply. Air Liquide’s significant investment to support this new endeavor by Methanex and enhance our infrastructure in the Geismar Basin further demonstrates our global commitment to energy efficiency, our collaborative approach to meeting the needs of customers, and highlights our outlook for the robust growth of the industry in the Gulf Coast region of the
U.S.”

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