Gulf Cryo, the leading manufacturer of industrial, medical and specialty gases in the Middle East, has announced the construction of a new Gulf Cryo air separation plant in Abu Dhabi. With a 30,000sqm plot, it will be Gulf Cryo’s largest site in the UAE. The project will commence in February 2012.
Situated on Greenfield land in Abu Dhabi, the plant will manufacture liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen and liquid argon. In phase one Gulf Cryo will commission and erect a technology advanced Air Separation Unit (ASU) with remote operation. In the second phase of development, hydrogen and acetylene gases production will be introduced, as well as various gas mixing and filling facilities.
The fully automated Air Separation Unit is an AFPLN3000, supplied by SIAD Macchine Impianti. Andrea Turetta, plant sales manager at SIAD Macchine Impianti said: “The new unit will use the most advanced air separation cryogenic technology for the production of more than 200 mtpd of high purity gases. We are delighted to be working with Gulf Cryo in Abu Dhabi, this will be the group’s first SIAD ASU to be commissioned.”
SIAD Macchine Impianti will also provide installation support activities on site including pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up using its own skilled technicians. Gulf Cryo’s unit operators will follow a specific training programme to manage the process, operation and maintenance of the air separation plant.
“Gulf Cryo is committed to the UAE in terms of prolonged investment, strategic growth and innovation,” said Naji Skaf, CEO. “In response to increasing demand for industrial gases from the oil and gas, steel and heavy fabrication sectors, the construction of our largest industrial gas production plant in the country will strengthen our position in the market to meet the needs of customers across a variety of sectors.”