Air Liquide Planing Huge Expansion in Nucor’s Project (US)

To beat the market demands & excel in American economy, Air Liquide US plans to integrate its relations with Nucor Steel plant located in Louisiana. Air Liquide has been chosen to deliver Nucor’s new Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant in Convent, Louisiana, and has extended its contracts to serve Nucor’s plants in Berkeley County, South Carolina and Blytheville, Arkansas.

According to business line sources, Air Liquide will supply about 794 tons (720 metric tonnes) per day of oxygen to Nucor’s new Convent plant with capacity from its new Air Separation Unit (ASU) in Geismar, Louisiana, which famous in serving the local industrial basin via Air Liquide’s extensive Mississippi River Pipeline System. This unique contractual agreement has created a long-term supply of oxygen, nitrogen and argon by Air Liquide to support the steel makers of the region. Air Liquide has been providing Nucor’s industrial gas requirements since early 1990s.

Press Release

Michael Graff, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc., said: “The longstanding relationship between Air Liquide and Nucor exemplifies the importance that we place on serving customers safely and reliably, using innovation and advanced technology to help them improve productivity and meet their growing business and environmental objectives. We are proud to be a part of Nucor’s continued growth and success.”  (Courtesy: Market Watch)

Today total seven Nucor plants are located in the U.S. and one in Trinidad is supplied by Air Liquide US subsidiary. Innovated & upgraded technology from Air Liquide has made company efficient in providing oxygen and related advanced technologies to improve combustion processes that help make production more efficient and environmentally friendly.

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