On March 13, Air Liquide held a groundbreaking ceremony of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Yantai Penglai, Shandong province in China. Following an agreement with Shandong Yantai Municipal government, Air Liquide Engineering and Construction will start building this new facility for the manufacturing of mainly air gas separation and hydrogen production, providing energy efficient and sustainable supply for customers.
CRYOLOR, an Air Liquide subsidiary, will also be co-located at the same facility and will manufacture high performance ISO containers, trailers, and tanks for the Chinese, Japanese and Asian hydrogen mobility markets and will offer an expertise center for its customers.
The new manufacturing site in Shandong will be fully operational by July 2022. Existing manufacturing site in Hangzhou, China will remain operational until 2023, to ensure the smooth transition to this new manufacturing site.
Air Liquide has maintained great relations with Shandong Province since the establishment of a medical oxygen filling plant in Qingdao in 1995. As of now, Air Liquide has invested and operates six Air Separation Units in Qingdao, Rizhao and Dongying, and has also constructed mini-pipelines to deliver nitrogen and hydrogen in the region. Today, Air Liquide serves many large scale chemical and energy companies with its innovative technologies and sustainable solutions in the Shandong province and broader China.
Han Zongkui, Vice President of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction China, said, "Yantai Penglai is a coastal city with a strong industrial foundation and supply chain, convenient transportation, and excellent business environment. With this new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, we will be delivering our innovative products to our customers."
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction builds Air Liquide Group production units (mainly air gas separation and hydrogen production units) and provides external customers with efficient, sustainable, customized technology and process solutions. Air Liquide Engineering & Construction's core expertise in industrial gases, energy conversion and gas purification, enables customers to optimize natural resources. This business unit covers the entire project life-cycle: license engineering services / proprietary equipment, high-end engineering & design capabilities, project management & execution services. As a technology partner, customers benefit from our research and development to contribute to energy transition.
CRYOLOR designs and manufactures cryogenic equipment dedicated to the transport and storage of liquefied gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium or even liquefied natural gas (LNG), for the Group but also for third-party customers in the health and industrial sectors, notably for those related to clean mobility. CRYOLOR also offers associated services and exports its products to 80 countries around the world. CRYOLOR is part of the World Business Unit Global Markets and Technologies (GM&T) of Air Liquide.