Air Liquide and BASF strengthen Antwerp partnership with new contracts

Chemical Technology | February 10, 2020

Industrial gases supplier Air Liquide has signed three new long-term contracts with German chemical firm BASF for work in the Antwerp basin, Belgium. The signing of the new contracts builds on an existing partnership between the two firms. Air Liquide has been supplying gases to BASF’s Antwerp location for more than 50 years. It also operates five production plants at the basin. The new agreements include renewing the Airgas supply contract for 15 years. As agreed, Air Liquide will continue to provide gases to existing installations, as well as supplying additional oxygen to an upcoming ethylene oxide plant.
In addition, Air Liquide will develop and operate a new nitrogen removal unit (NRU), which is set to become operational mid-2021.

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