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Air Products seals Samsung contract for Saudi SABIC unit

US industrial gases group wins deal for air separation unit at NIGC Al Jubail facility.

US industrial gases group, Air Products, said on Monday it has secured a contract from Samsung Engineering for an air separation unit (ASU) to supply National Industrial Gases Co. (NIGC), a subsidiary of
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

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Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The ASU will produce 3,550 tons per day (TPD) of oxygen, 3,600 TPD of nitrogen, and 150 TPD of argon. It will be located at NIGC's facility in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, and is set to be on-stream in 2011.

David J. Taylor, vice president - Energy Businesses at Air Products said in a statement that the arrangement strengthens Air Products' existing relationship with NIGC and
SABIC

, and regionally as the Al Jubail Phase 8 ASU is the most recent in a series of Middle East projects for the company.

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