Air Products starts up new oxygen plant in Northern China
PRNewswire reports that Air Products has brought a new air separation plant on-stream in Tangshan, Hebei Province, China to supply gaseous oxygen via pipeline to Guo Feng Steel, a member of the Xinfeng Group and nearby Fufeng Steel. In addition, the plant produces 300 tons per day of liquid products to support other customers in the Northern China area. Air Products has been supplying liquid oxygen to the Xinfeng Group since 1999. Steel production in China is growing at close to 20 percent per annum, and Tangshan is one of the largest steel production centers in China with annual production exceeding 30 million tons.