The Linde Group will be constructing two major air separation units (ASUs) at the Kalinganagar industrial complex in Odisha, India, for Tata Steel Ltd., one of the world’s largest steel manufacturers. Linde will be investing €80 million in this project.
Each of the two new air separation plants will be capable of producing 1,200 metric tons (m.t.) of air gases per day. Once they go on stream in 2014, the units will supply gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and argon to the steelworks that Tata Steel is currently building. They will also produce liquid gases for the regional market. In a further step, Linde intends to lay an extensive network of pipelines at the Kalinganagar industrial complex in order to supply other steel producers with industrial gases in the future.
Tata’s new blast-furnace-based steel plant is planned to go on stream in 2014. It will initially produce 3 million m.t./yr and is the first production facility of its kind to be built in India in 15 years.
- The Linde Group, Munich, Germany