Air Separation Praxair to Supply Major Chinese Chemical Complex
Praxair (China) Investment Company, in a joint venture with Chongqing Chemical and Pharmaceutical Holding Group Company (CCPHC), will supply oxygen, nitrogen and clean dry air to a major integrated chemical production complex in Chongqing (Changshou) Chemical Industrial Park.
Chongqing/PR China – The parties signed the joint venture contract and pipeline supply contracts on April 11, 2011. As part of a 60-40 joint venture, Praxair will build and operate two air separation units with total capacity of 5,000 tons per day of gaseous oxygen. The facility will supply by pipeline a world-scale integrated chemical production complex anchored by a BASF methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) production plant.
Praxair’s new facility also will supply liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon to the rapidly growing merchant market in the region. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2014.