Air Liquide to Build Oxygen ASU at Severstal Cherepovets
Air Liquide and PJSC Severstal have signed a new long-term contract for the supply of oxygen to the Cherepovets Steel Works in Russia. Air Liquide is
Air Liquide and PJSC Severstal have signed a new long-term contract for the supply of oxygen to the Cherepovets Steel Works in Russia. Air Liquide is investing around 60 million euros in the construction of a fourth state-of-the-art air separation plant. With improved energy efficiency, the new installation will reduce the complex environmental impact of the site. Air Liquide will design and build a new air separation plant at the Cherepovets Steel Works, one of the world's most competitive steel production sites. The new plant will produce 1,000 tonnes of oxygen per day. This unit will become the fourth ASP installed by Air Liquide in Cherepovets.
The installation is scheduled to start up by the end of 2023. The project will be managed by Air Liquide Severstal, a joint venture founded in 2005 by Air Liquide (75% stake) and PJSC Severstal (25% stake). Air Liquide's total oxygen production at this site will exceed 8,000 tonnes per day, making the site the largest oxygen production facility in continental Europe.
The new ASP will significantly increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Under the same agreement, the companies also agreed to continue to reduce CO2 emissions from oxygen production, in line with Air Liquide's climate and sustainability commitments.