Air Products' China Project Award is Largest Single On-Site ASU Order Ever
Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it has signed a long-term contract with Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical Co., Ltd. and will build, own and operate the largest on-site air separation unit order ever awarded to an industrial gas company. The facility, to be located in Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China, will include multiple ASU trains and produce 12,000 tons per day of oxygen and significant tonnage volumes of nitrogen and compressed dry air for Shaanxi's coal chemical plant. The Air Products ASU trains are scheduled to be operational in 2014.
"We are honored to have reached this milestone and to supply this very large industrial gas demand for Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical Company. We believe our worldwide track record of industrial gas facility safety and production reliability was important to gaining this long-term contract. Winning this new order allows Air Products to supply two important customers, both located in Shaanxi Province, from the two largest ASU train orders ever awarded to an industrial gas company," said Steve Jones, Air Products' China president. Jones, a member of the company's corporate executive committee, is based in Shanghai as part of Air Products' corporate strategy to support significant growth opportunities and accelerate the company's development in emerging markets.
In 2010, Air Products had announced, what at that time, was the largest single ASU on-site order ever committed to an industrial gas company. Scheduled to be operational in mid-2013 in Weinan, Shaanxi Province, China, that facility includes three ASU trains producing over 8,200 TPD of oxygen, over 3,100 TPD of nitrogen, and over 375 TPD of compressed dry air, along with producing liquid products for the merchant market.
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