Linde inaugurates a new oxygen plant and in May another one will start operations. It seeks to reduce oxygen and argon imports, which equates to USD 5 millions by year.
Linde inaugurates a new oxygen plant and in May another one will start operations. It seeks to reduce oxygen and argon imports, which equates to USD 5 million by year.
The multinational Linde (formerly AGA) inaugurated a new on-site oxygen plant at the facilities of Novacero company, ubicated at the city of Lasso, in Cotopaxi. Said plant will produce 35 tonnes of gaseous oxygen by day and will allow to reduce the imports of this element, which helps to transform scrap metal in steel billet, which will turn to be construction rods.
Besides that plant, the company (part of the Germany-based Linde Group, dedicated to the sector of Industrial Gases, Medicinal Gases and Engineering) has a production plant of air separation in liquid state (Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon), and it's building a new plant at the facilities of ANDEC, which will start operations in mid-May.
In the last two years, the company has invested nearly USD 50 million in new facilities for production and distribution of gases.
With the recently inaugurated plant and the one that will operate at ANDEC (which is going to produce 135 tonnes of gases per day) Linde will stop importing oxygen and argon from their subsidiaries in Perú, Colombia, Belgium and the United States. The imported volume equates to an annual amount of USD 5 million.