Praxair has signed a new contract with Deacero, a leading Mexican steel company, to supply oxygen, argon and nitrogen to a new plant being built in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, a major industrial region in north Mexico.
Praxair says it will build, own and operate a new state-of-the-art and energy efficient cryogenic air separation unit with a capacity of 500 tpd, which is expected to start up in the first semester of 2014.
The steel plant will produce 1.5 million tpy of steel.
With this new plant, Praxair is expanding its capacity in this important industrial region of Mexico with a reliable, cost competitive and world class industrial gas supply and logistics network to serve current customers as well as future growing demand.
We are happy to have Praxair as a key supplier to our new steel plant and look forward to a joint effort that results in innovative solutions and productivity gains that benefit both companies, said David Gutiérrez, Deaceros general director of operations.
Praxair Mexico is proud to be awarded this new contract and is committed to providing Deacero and the Mexican market with cutting-edge technology, high-quality products and reliable world-class gas supply services in order to support its growth, productivity and environmental initiatives, said Murilo Melo, president and general director of Praxair Mexico and Central America.