Air Liquide, a French industrial gas supplier and service company, is building a $140 million USD air separation project in Bay City, Texas. The company also struck a major long-term supply deal with ExxonMobil and SABIC’s mega petrochemical project near Corpus Christi.
Air Liquide will supply oxygen and nitrogen to Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, the joint venture of Exxon and SABIC, building a $10 billion plant between Gregory and Portland. To support this new deal, Air Liquide will invest nearly $140 million to build a world-scale Air Separation Unit in Bay City, Texas, and related infrastructure investments.
Detailed in the Exxon-SABIC joint venture, Air Liquide has agreed to supply 2,000 tons per day of oxygen and 900 tons per day of nitrogen to GCGV’s planned 1.8 million tons per year ethane cracker facility. Air Liquide will also add nearly eight miles of pipeline to connect GCGV to its Gulf Coast Pipeline System.
“Air Liquide is proud to be part of this word-class project and to collaborate with industry leaders like ExxonMobil and SABIC. This long-term agreement and investment in the new Bay City, Texas ASU (air separation unit), further demonstrates Air Liquide’s strong position and extensive capabilities in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. and its commitment to providing customers with sustainable, high quality solutions to meet their growing needs safely, reliably and with excellence,” said Michael Graff, Air Liquide Group Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee in a press release.
Image: Project Rendering Subject to Change, Courtesy of Gulf Coast Growth Ventures.