Deploying Technological Innovation
Our Engineering & Construction specialists develop innovative and competitive solutions for the design and worldwide construction of cutting-edge production units that the Group operates for its own benefit (mainly air gas separation and hydrogen production units) or builds on behalf of third parties wishing to produce their own gases.
Thanks to our capability to innovate continuously and our portfolio of proprietary technologies – now containing more than 1,600 patents – our specialists help customers become more competitive, optimize their use of natural resources, and respond effectively to increasingly strict safety and reliability regulations.
Our portfolio of Cryogenics and Lurgi technologies makes it possible for us to contribute to the development of environmental solutions for different markets, such as the chemical conversion markets, the oil and gas industry and the electronics market.
The scope of our expertise therefore covers every stage of the project lifecycle, from feasibility studies to complete delivery of the production installation, through the development of customized technologies for our clients.
Our success and innovation capabilities are supported by the robustness of our Engineering & Construction network comprised of 15 main engineering centers and 3 manufacturing centers (in France, China and the UAE).
This network enables us to succeed in the most complex industrial challenges, and provides an international sales and marketing network with a strong local presence and identity. This structure enables our specialists to respond effectively to many customer expectations.
A new manufacturing center for Air Liquide air gas separation units was officially opened at Ras-al-Khaimah (United Arab Emirates) in December, 2014.
Cryocap™ enables the capture of CO₂ released during hydrogen production via a cryogenic process. Its installation in Port-Jérôme, Normandy, at the largest steam methane reforming hydrogen production unit operated by Air Liquide in France represents the first industrial deployment of the Cryocap™ H₂ technology.
Geographically and technologically complementary to our two manufacturing facilities in Vitry-sur-Seine (France) and Hangzhou (China), the new center at Ras-al-Khaimah manufactures equipment for very large-scale oxygen units and modules.
The 33,000m² facility boasts the most innovative automated manufacturing systems and computer-controlled IT tools to offer our customers the most competitive solutions.