Praxair signs long-term contract with Total; expands pipeline network

Praxair signs long-term contract with Total; expands pipeline network

9:05 AM, 28th January 2016
Praxair signs long-term contract with Total; expands pipeline network

DANBURY, US: Praxair Inc said that it has signed a 15-year contract to supply oxygen and nitrogen to Total SA, in the Port of Antwerp.

Praxair expects the oxygen and nitrogen pipeline supply to be operational in the second half of 2016.

Total is currently investing €1 billion in the port to upgrade its largest refining and petrochemicals platform in Europe. As a result, the company will require increased quantities of industrial gases for several applications in its refinery and petrochemical processes. Praxair is expanding its recently built oxygen pipeline an additional three miles to connect with Total’s refinery.

Praxair will also extend its nitrogen pipeline on the west bank of the river to efficiently serve existing and new petrochemical customers. Given the significant capacity and infrastructure investments made in the port over the past several years, there is growing demand in this region for nitrogen for blanketing and inerting of chemicals in storage.

“Our pipeline network expansion provides us the enhanced ability to efficiently and effectively meet the nitrogen and oxygen needs of companies in this growing chemical park,” said Frank Wegmann, managing director, Praxair Germany and Benelux. “Integrated petrochemical ports such as Antwerp remain highly competitive, continue to attract billions of dollars of investment and are positioned for growth for years to come.”

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