Air Liquide SA is a France-based company engaged in the production of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and other industrial and medical gases. The Company divides its activities between Gas and Services and Engineering and Construction. Gas and Services activities are divided by customer segments: large industries, which manages major production units for customers in the steel, chemicals and refining industries; industrial merchants, which supplies gases and services to industries of all sizes requiring variable quantities; healthcare, which supplies medical gases, hygiene products, equipment and services to hospitals and patients; and electronics, which supplies gas and services for the production of semi-conductors, flat panels and photovoltaic panels. Engineering and Construction activities include the construction of production units (air separation units (ASUs), hydrogen production units).
Antwerp: Air Liquide signs a new long-term contract with Covestro and invests 80 million euro in Hydrogen production
Air Liquide will invest 80 million euros in the construction of a "new generation" hydrogen production unit. This state-of-the-art plant will be fitted with a new Air Liquide proprietary technology that improves energy efficiency and the overall environmental footprint of the production process.
Partners agree on initial funding to kick off waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam
A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials.
World premiere: Air Liquide inaugurates its CO₂ cold capture system, Cryocap™
Cryocap™ enables the capture of CO2 emissions resulting from the production of hydrogen, leading to an increased hydrogen production. After being purified, the captured CO2 can be used to meet a variety of industrial needs for carbonic gas supply (carbonation of sparkling beverages, food preservation and freezing, etc.). The Cryocap™ unit has an annual capture capacity of 100 000 tonnes of CO2 at this site.
Air Liquide starts up a large hydrogen production unit in Germany
Air Liquide start-up ceremony for new, state-of-the-art Steam Methane Reformer (SMR)1 unit located in the Chempark Dormagen
Air Liquide: additional investment of €50 million in the Antwerp basin
Air Liquide has just signed a long-term contract with BASF to supply carbon monoxide to its MDI production unit located in Antwerp, Belgium.
A €65 million additional investment in the Port of Rotterdam
Rotterdam is the second largest chemical and petrochemical basin in Europe. This industry has maintained its momentum, despite the crisis, across Western Europe, with dynamic players demonstrating sustained demand for industrial gases. In this context, Air Liquide will invest an additional €65 million in the Rotterdam basin.
Germany: new contract and investments strengthen market position
In Germany, economic recovery is progressing quite positively in many industrial sectors. Industrial gases play a major role in numerous production processes. To meet the increasing customer demand over the long term, Air Liquide is investing around €90 million in its Large Industries business.
France : CO2 capture project Air Liquide and Total
Air Liquide has just entered into a technology partnership with Total Group to supply new oxycombustion technologies for the first pilot CO2 capture and storage installation in France in the Lacq industrial basin in South-Western France.