Praxair México, a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), has started up a new air separation unit with the capacity of 400 tons per day and has also increased its liquid storage capacity in the San Nicolas Industrial Complex in the Monterrey metropolitan area, Nuevo Leon, México.
This additional production and storage capacity allows Praxair to enhance its supply system to meet growing demand by current customers as well as to support future growth in this important industrial region of Mexico.
The new facility is part of the San Nicolas Complex where Praxair already operates an air separation unit and carbon dioxide plant. Oxygen, nitrogen, argon and carbon dioxide are delivered both as gases through an 80-kilometer pipeline and as liquids through an efficient logistics network serving a wide variety of customers in the north region of the country.
“This investment positions Praxair to meet growing industrial demand in the region with a reliable supply of high quality products and services. It demonstrates Praxair's long-term commitment to our customers and to Mexico,” said Murilo Melo, president and general director Praxair México.