Air Liquide (AL) recently announced a long-term supply agreement with Eastman Chemical to provide additional gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and syngas supporting Eastman’s growth and production in Longview, Texas.
AL will invest more than 160 million dollars to modernize existing assets and build a new ASU and Partial Oxidation Unit (POX). The new ASU and POX will begin production in late 2021 and will be integrated into the existing facilities.
The new POX will use the company’s patented Lurgi technology and will capture and recycle CO2, reducing the carbon intensity of operations.
Michael J. Graff, Executive Vice President, AL Group, said: “AL is pleased to further its longstanding relationship with Eastman with another significant investment at its Longview site, the world’s single largest production facility of its type.”