Air Liquide Invests in Saudi Arabian Air Separation Plants


Saudi Aramco and Air Liquide Arabia have signed a new long-term nitrogen supply agreement for Saudi Aramco’s operations in Qurayyah, Saudi Arabia. The nitrogen will be used by Saudi Aramco in the processing of seawater related to oil production.

Air Liquide Arabia will invest more than US $35 million (more than €25 million) in two Air Separation Units with a total production capacity of 500 tonnes per day. The facility will be designed and built by Air Liquide Engineering teams and commissioned in 2012. It will also support growing industrial merchant needs in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.

Pierre Dufour, Senior Executive Vice-President of Air Liquide supervising the Middle East Zone, commented: “With those new investments, Air Liquide demonstrates its capacity to accompany its customers at all stages of their industrial processes particularly in the main industrial hubs. These investments also reinforce our growing presence in all aspects of the Saudi Arabia economy, where we continue to develop our industrial gas infrastructure in support, not only of the energy sector, a growth driver for Air Liquide, but also in the evolving non-energy sector.”...
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