Air Liquide to Invest €65 Million in Rotterdam Port

08.02.2013 -

Air Liquide will invest an additional €65 million in the Rotterdam basin, the second largest chemical and petrochemical basin in Europe

The company has recently signed a long-term contract with Huntsman, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Under the terms of this agreement, Air Liquide will supply carbon monoxide to both of the MDI plants that Huntsman Polyurethanes operates in the Botlek area of the Port of Rotterdam.

Air Liquide will invest in a new carbon monoxide production unit in the Port of Rotterdam, to be located next to the company's existing facilities.

The plant, which will be commissioned in the first half of 2015, will double Air Liquide's carbon monoxide production capacity in the basin. It will be designed and built by Air Liquide's Engineering and Construction teams.

Air Liquide has already invested €400 million in new industrial production units over the last five years in this key industrial area.