The Turkish steel producer Erdemir Group and The Linde Group have signed a Letter of Intent to form a joint venture in order to build a new air separation unit (ASU) in Iskenderun, southern Turkey. From 2017 onwards, it will supply up to 1,700 tonnes of oxygen and nitrogen per day to a steel mill run by Isdemir, an Erdemir subsidiary, through a Build, Own, Operate (BOO) business model.
The plant will be the largest ASU operated by an industrial gases company in Turkey. This is the first international joint venture undertaken by the Erdemir Group, Turkey’s first and largest integrated flat steel producer, in its 50-year history.
- The Linde Group, Munich, Germany