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
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.