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Air Products to extend Singapore gas pipeline hub

10.23.2013  | 

Air Products plans to further extend its existing industrial gas pipeline network to the Tembusu area from its existing pipeline network in the Sakra area on Jurong Island, Singapore, to support the growth of chemical and petrochemical customers with cost-effective and reliable industrial gas supply.

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Air Products has signed a contract to supply both gaseous and liquid nitrogen to Prime Evolue Singapore, the company said on Wednesday.

Air Products will also further extend its existing industrial gas pipeline network to the Tembusu area from its existing pipeline network in the Sakra area on Jurong Island, Singapore, to support the growth of chemical and petrochemical customers with cost-effective and reliable industrial gas supply.

Strategically positioned as the heart of Singapore's energy and chemical industry, Jurong Island is home to more than 95 leading global petroleum, petrochemical and specialty chemicals companies. It provides well-developed "plug-and-play" infrastructure where companies can save capital costs through use of shared facilities and utilities to reap synergies through product integration.

Air Products has been serving petrochemical customers on the island since 1997 through its air separation plant, which can produce 250 tpd of gases. The pipeline extension further strengthens the company's supply position to meet the increasing market demand.

"This latest pipeline expansion on Jurong Island is part of Air Products' long-standing commitment to drive growth in energy, environmental and emerging markets through investment," said Philip C. Sproger, vice president and general manager of the Asia tonnage gases business for Air Products.

"Singapore's energy and chemical industry plays an important role on the Asian as well as the world stage," he added. "We will continue to pursue opportunities to support its development and help customers be more productive, energy efficient and sustainable with our technology and experience."

Air Products marks its 16th anniversary in the Singapore market this year, noting that it has established long-term relationships with a mix of local and multinational companies. In addition to the air separation plant on Jurong Island, the company currently operates a helium and specialty gas plant in Senoko and an epoxy additives and polyamide plant in Gul Crescent, supplying a wide array of industries in the country and other Asian markets.



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