Air Separation Praxair Builds Air Separation Plant in India

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Praxair, an industrial gases company, builds a new 300tons per day air separation plant near Mumbai, India. With this new plant the company aims to profit from the growing demand for industrial gases in the Indian steel and chemical industry.

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Bangalore/India – Parxair announced plans for an all new air separation plant in India to provide the rapidly growing Pune-Mumbai industrial corridor with liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon. The 300 tons per day facility shall be built 60 kilometers (37.28 miles) from Mumbai, at an industrial estate near Kalyan. Operational status is scheduled for 2012.

“This plant will help Praxair India move closer to its customers and expand its geographic reach,” said Asit Gangopadhyay, managing director, Praxair India. “Praxair’s unmatched application technology capabilities offer value-added solutions to our customers and will further improve our competitive position in this market. Based on strong customer demand, we plan to install additional liquid capacity in the region in the near future.”

Praxair already operates several facilities in India to supply industrial gases to companies such as Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Steel Authority of India (SAIL), Saint-Gobain Glass, Haldia Petrochemicals, Jindal Steel & Power Limited, Hospet Steel, Usha Martin and others. Currently, the company builds a large facility to supply gaseous hydrogen and nitrogen to Indian Oil at Paradip, Orissa, and two major air separation plants for SAIL at Bhilai.