Air Products announced that it has been awarded a contract by Tangshan Guofeng Steel for the supply of industrial gases. This is the third long-term contract signed with Guofeng Steel since 2003 to supply gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and liquid argon to its steel mills in Hebei Province, China.
In addition, a new air separation unit (ASU) is to be built and is scheduled to come on-stream in late 2008. This will be the third Air Products-built ASU for Guofeng Steel, which has nine production facilities that manufacture 7 million tons of iron and steel annually. The first ASU was brought on-stream in mid-2005 and the second is expected to be operational by the end of 2007. The on-site gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and argon are used in Guofeng Steel’s blast furnace and basic oxygen furnace for iron and steel making.
Air Products Awarded Contract by Guofeng Steel
August 23, 2007