Praxair upgrades Alberta air separation plants

Praxair has completed an upgrade to its air separation liquefaction capabilities in Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss, Alberta, the company announced on Wednesday.

In addition, Praxair has completed the construction of new carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen distribution and storage facilities in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

The plant upgrades and new facilities and equipment are part of Praxair’s ongoing commitment to Western Canada’s growing oil and gas market, according to Praxair officials. 

Praxair Canada also operates more than 50 kilometers of pipelines in the Edmonton – Fort Saskatchewan corridor.

“We continue to invest in key infrastructure expansion and upgrades that increase our capacity in the region, further enabling Praxair to reliably serve energy customers throughout Western Canada,” said Sean Durbin, president of Praxair Canada. 

“Our expanded air separation units, new distribution and storage facilities and additional transportation equipment provide us more flexibility to deliver our products to our customers when and where they need them most.”

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