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Air Liquide Engineering & Construction signs new contract with long standing customer in South Korea

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Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has signed a new contract with POSCO, a leading steel producer in South Korea, to design and build an Air Separation Unit (ASU) which will produce Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Argon and have a production capacity of 1,700 tonnes per day of oxygen.

The new unit will be installed at POSCO’s Pohang site in South Korea. The oxygen and argon produced will be used to transform iron into high quality steel and enable POSCO to improve efficiency of the production process.

This new ASU, replacing two existing units on the Pohang site, will be designed and built using Air Liquide’s best-in-class Cryogenics technologies, thereby maximizing energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprint.

POSCO, as the largest integrated producer in South Korea, delivers 41 million tons of crude steel per year. Founded in 1968 and privatized in 2000, Posco has led the Korean steel industry for more than four decades.

Air Liquide has been working with POSCO for more than 30 years and has supplied 20 ASUs to POSCO’s Pohang and Gwangyang sites.

David Maloney, Vice President and Chairman of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction stated “We are proud to continue our partnership with POSCO and contribute to POSCO’s development for more than 30 years. Air Liquide’s strong historical relationship with POSCO and mutual trust are major factors supporting our close collaboration today. We are delighted to provide our customers with innovative, energy efficient technologies to support sustainability efforts.