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Air Liquide to Build World's Largest Helium Liquefier in Qatar

4:10 AM MDT | May 6, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Air Liquide has been awarded a contract by RasGas Co. (Doha) for a large turnkey helium extraction, purification and liquefaction unit to be installed at Ras Laffan, Qatar. The new unit will be the largest in the world with production capacity of 38 million cu meter/year of helium and will add to an existing 20 million cu meter/year unit at the site, installed by Air Liquide in 2003. The combined operation will make Qatar a leading producer of helium, accounting for 25% of the global production.  Air Liquide will use its proprietary technology to purify and...

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