Air Products (AP) announced an agreement to build, own, and operate a second ASU to support Big River Steel’s expansion at its Osceola, Arkansas steel mill.
The new ASU, scheduled to be onstream in January 2021, adds to AP’ existing ASU at the same location and will provide oxygen, nitrogen and argon to both Big River Steel and the merchant market.
The new facility will be capable of producing over 250 tons per day (TPD) of oxygen and additional quantities of liquid products. Additionally, the two companies’ current long-term industrial gas supply contract was extended several years.
AP has supplied Big River Steel at Osceola from a dedicated ASU since 2016.