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Air Liquide teams up with Dofasco to build new $12M oxygen pipeline


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January 23, 2015 by STAFF REPORT

Air Liquide Canada is constructing a new $12 million oxygen pipeline serving Dofasco’s rolled steel making facility in  Hamilton, Ontario. The pipeline will be built between Air Liquide’s air separation complex and the ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant.

The new pipeline will reduce electrical energy consumption at Air Liquide’s Hamilton operations by almost 29,000 MWh/year and save $2 million annually. It will allow Air Liquide to more efficiently supply ArcelorMittal-Dofasco with oxygen, which is essential in the production of iron and steel. Access to lower cost oxygen will provide an opportunity for increased productivity of ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s blast furnaces.

A large part of purchased goods and services required to build the pipeline will be sourced from local Hamilton area companies. Construction will begin as soon as final approvals are received from the City of Hamilton and commissioning of the pipeline should begin in March 2015.