Home » News » Air Products, SARGAS announce agreement to build additional air separation unit in Oman
Allentown-based Air Products announced Tuesday that it would partner with Saudi Arabian Refrigerant Gases Company of Saudi Arabia (SARGAS) – an affiliated company of Abdullah Hashim Gases and Equipment – to build a new air separation unit (ASU) at Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel facility in Sohar, Oman.
The new unit will produce over 400 tons per day of oxygen and nitrogen, according to the companies.
The project represents the third ASU installation by Air Products at Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel’s facility in Shar. The new ASU will increase the capacity of gaseous oxygen (GOX) and gaseous nitrogen (GAN) by 50 percent, together with an increased production capability of liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid nitrogen (LIN), in Oman.
Air Products is delighted to expand our offerings at Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel and strengthen our association further,” said Hamid Sabzikari, vice president and general manager, Air Products Industrial Gases Middle East, Egypt, and Turkey. “The successful signing of the third ASU demonstrates our commitment to supporting growing customers in Oman and the Middle East region. I am proud of the teams who have shown exceptional resilience and dedication for this project during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and exhibits our core values of safety, speed, simplicity, and self-confidence.”
The continued association between Air Products and Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel would increase Jindal’s capacity in their steel melt shop and direct reduced iron plant while improving efficiency.
“We have had a great association with Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel over the years, and this new ASU plant fortifies the relationship further,” Khalid Hashim, General Manager of SARGAS, said.
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