Tankers are lining up for gas at Air Products’ newly-commissioned air separation unit (ASU), the first to bring secure, localized supply of industrial gases to Eastern Cape industry. The R300-million investment in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), which came online this month, was made in response to growing demand and positive economic signals from the region. The new facility strengthens the Eastern Cape’s supporting infrastructure for industrial investment and adds value to local industry through security of supply and supply chain efficiencies. Equipped with state-of-the-art cryogenic air separation technology to deliver optimal energy efficiency, the plant has production capacity for 110 tons per day of liquid oxygen and nitrogen. Air Products broke ground for the new facility in May 2013 and has met its commitment to commission the plant and have gas flowing to Eastern Cape customers before the end of 2014.
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