EVRAZ ZSMK signed an agreement with Air Liquide on the construction of a new oxygen production facility at the territory of the plant for the supply of air separation products for technological needs. The project will provide EVRAZ ZSMK with advanced equipment, which will be 30% more energy efficient than the previous one, and will allow to abandon expensive repairs.
Within three years, two air separation units with a capacity of around 90,000 cubic meters per hour will be built on the territory of EVRAZ ZSMK. They will serve the needs of construction and rail mills.
"EVRAZ ZSMK continues renewal and modernization projects, choosing the best technical solutions. I am sure that the partnership with Air Liquid, the world leader in gas production, is the best choice that will help us to improve the efficiency of our production and the competitiveness of the plant," – said EVRAZ Vice-President, head of the “Siberia” Division Alexey Soldatenkov.
“We are delighted to sign this long-term contract with EVRAZ for one of their main production sites. With this new contract, Air Liquide enlarges its footprint in Siberia. We are committed to making this project a success that will further strengthen our leadership in the region," – added Air Liquide Vice-President supervising Eastern Europe and Central Asia Olivier Randet.
EVRAZ ZSMK active oxygen production includes two workshops. Oxygen and other air separation products are supplied for the blast furnace and steelmaking shops of the plant.
Air Liquide is the world leader in the production of technical gases, developing technologies and providing services for the industry. The company has been operating in Russia since 1989 and currently operates 15 production sites in different regions of the country.
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