By Cameron Chai
Praxair Mexico, a subsidiary of Praxair, has announced that the company has inked a new agreement with Deacero, a steel company in Mexico. According to the contract, the company will provide argon, oxygen and nitrogen to a new facility.
This plant is being constructed in Ramos Arizpe of Coahuila, which is a main industrial area in northern Mexico. A modern and energy-efficient cryogenic air separation plant will be constructed and operated by Praxair. This air separation unit will have a potential of 500 t in a day and may begin functioning in the first semester of 2014. The plant will manufacture 1.5 Mt of steel annually.
This new facility marks the expansion of Praxair’s capacity in this significant Mexican industrial area. The company offers cost competitive, reliable and world class supply of industrial gas and logistics network in order to help the customers and also to meet the increasing demand.
According to Deacero’s General Director of operations, David Gutiérrez, Deacero is delighted to engage Praxair as a main provider for its new steel unit and expects a joint effort, resulting in productivity gains and new solutions that give advantages to both companies, he said.
Murilo Melo, Praxair Mexico and Central America’s General Director and President stated that Praxair Mexico is pleased to receive this new order and is committed to offer first-class gas supply services, high-quality products and advanced technology to Deacero and the Mexican market for helping its growth, environmental and productivity plans, according to Murilo.