Kazakhstan: Air Separation Linde Develops Integrated Gas Supply for Steelworks in Kazakhstan
Linde announced that it was going to design an integrated supply system for Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steel corporation, at the Temirtau site in Kazakhstan. The engineering services provider already operates an air separation unit (ASU) at the steelworks.
Munich/Germany — The customer plans to increase its production of hot metal in the coming years which will lead to a significant growth in the demand for industrial gases. The new ASU, once in operation, will be connected to the first one, together forming an intelligent supply system.
The new plant will not only meet increasing gas needs of the steel mill but also have the capacity to act as a backup, ensuring highest product availability at all times. With an investment value of € 70 million, it is set to go on stream in November 2019.
“We are very pleased to extend the partnership with our long-standing and well-established customer Arcelor Mittal by building another air separation unit in Temirtau. The new unit will form, together with the first one, a reliable integrated gas production system that will accommodate the increasing industrial gas needs of the steelworks,” said Bernd Eulitz, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG.
Linde's Engineering Division will be constructing the plant. Once it goes on stream, it will be operated by Linde Gas Kazakhstan.