Air separation unit launched in Kazakhstan to supply ArcelorMittal Temirtau with gases
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 14
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
The second air separation unit (ASU) to supply Kazakhstan’s ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC with industrial gases was launched in country’s Temirtau city, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s KAZAKH INVEST National Company.
A total of 28.5 billion tenge ($68.1 million) was invested in facility construction. The new plant will produce 24,500 normal cubic meters per hour of oxygen gas, as well as 28,000 normal cubic meters per hour of nitrogen gas, which is required for the production of iron, steel and rolled metal products.
The project was implemented via support of the Linde company, which is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company.
The scope of use for industrial gases is quite wide - from medicine to electronics production, where high-purity gases and special gases are used.
A highly efficient turboexpander with a generator is used in the technological process of the air separation unit (ASU), which makes the plant ecologically acceptable, reducing electricity consumption.
The Linde company signed an investment contract with the Investment Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and received preferences.
The implementation of the project has become a significant milestone for the chemical industry of Karaganda region in terms of investments and the use of high technologies.
Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2019 sales of $28 billion (€25 billion).
ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC is the largest enterprise in the mining and metallurgical sector in Kazakhstan.
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