SHANGHAI, China, July 11, 2011 — Praxair (China) Investment Co. Ltd. has signed a combustion equipment contract with Shandong Guangfu Group Co., Ltd. to implement the Praxair proprietary oxy-fuel technology for this new customer, one of the leading steel and iron enterprises in Shandong province, North China.
Compared with the conventional lance systems, Praxair’s technology enables the customers in steel and non-ferrous metal industries to experience improved operation safety and environmental protection, cost saving and increased productivity.
Under the contract, one set of Praxair’s gas injection system including three oxygen gas injectors and other related equipment will be installed at the 100-ton electric arc furnace (EAF) of the steel mill of Shandong Guangfu Group.
“It’s very encouraging to see our combustion technology adopted by a new customer in North China region, after its successful applications in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong and Hubei provinces over the past decade, benefiting our steel customers in these regions,” said Dr. Minda Ho, President of Praxair China. “We have full confidence in rapid and smooth replications of the technology in China in the years to come that will provide effective support to the productivity improvement, energy efficiency and environmental protection endeavors of Chinese steel companies.”
About Praxair China
Praxair (China) Investment Co., Ltd is a leading industrial gas provider in China headquartered in Shanghai. It has 21 wholly owned companies, 9 joint ventures and over 1,300 employees in the country. More information on Praxair China is available on the Internet at www.praxair.cn.
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2010 sales of $10 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.