Praxair India to Supply Tata Steel with Nitrogen

Praxair India to Supply Tata Steel with Nitrogen

November 11, 2010

BENGALURU (Bangalore), India, November 11, 2010 Praxair India Private Limited, India’s leading industrial gases supplier, has won a contract to supply gaseous nitrogen to Tata Steel Limited, a major Indian steel company.

Praxair India has been associated with Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur facility since 2005, and has built three large air separation units with a total capacity of 2,625 tons per day that supply gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and argon. Further strengthening the association, Tata steel has contracted for an additional 600 tons per day of high-pressure gaseous nitrogen.

“With a strong commitment to safety and reliability of supply, Praxair shall continue to support Tata Steel in enhancing their steel production,” commented Joe Cappello, president of Praxair Asia.

Praxair India has built large air separation units to supply industrial gases to companies such as JSW Steel, SAIL, Saint-Gobain Glass, Haldia Petrochemicals and Hospet Steel. Praxair has also built non-cryogenic, vacuum pressure swing adsorption (VPSA) plants for Jindal Steel Power Limited, Usha Martin and others. Praxair India is currently building a large facility to supply gaseous hydrogen and nitrogen to Indian Oil Corporation at Paradip, Orissa.

About Praxair India
Praxair India, headquartered in Bengaluru, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Praxair Inc., which started operations in 1996. Praxair has invested over Rs.2,500 Crores ($565 million) in India to meet the country’s growing industry requirements and has evolved into India’s largest industrial and medical gases supplier serving varied industry segments including steel, refineries, petrochemicals, glass, automobile, shipbuilding and healthcare. Praxair India has 35 locations across the country employing more than 600 people.

About Praxair
Praxair Inc., (NYSE: PX) is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2009 sales of $9 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

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