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January 28, 2014
09:09 EDTPXPraxair signs long-term supply agreement in Brazil
Praxair has signed a long-term contract to supply industrial gases to a new steel mill being built near the Port of Pecem in an international free trade zone in the state of Ceara, located in the northeast region of Brazil. The mill will be operated by Companhia Siderurgica do Pecem, a joint venture between Brazilian Vale and South Korean Dongkuk Steel and Posco Steel. Praxair will build, own and operate a 2,400 tons per day cryogenic plant that will produce gaseous and liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon. The plant will enable CSP to produce an expected 3M tons of steel slabs annually, which will largely be exported for further processing by CSPís Korean partners. The plant is expected to start up in 2016. The new plant will also serve merchant and packaged gas customers in a variety of sectors across the northern and northeastern regions of Brazil, including food and beverage, metal fabrication, healthcare and automotive.
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April 9, 2014
09:02 EDTPXPraxair starts up air separation plant in Peru
Praxair announced the start-up of a new 270 tons per day air separation plant in Pisco, located in the central region of Peru. Under a long-term contract, Praxair will increase its supply of oxygen to Aceros Arequipa to meet the companyís expanding steel production capacity. The new supply will enable Aceros Arequipa to expand its production of corrugated iron, steel wire rods and other steel products used in Peruís construction sector. Aceros Arequipa produces more than 1M tons of steel products annually.

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