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Air Liquide starts production at second helium unit in Qatar

10:10 AM MDT | July 8, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Air Liquide has started up Qatar's second helium purification and liquefaction unit, a turnkey project at Ras Laffan Industrial City, Air Liquide announced today. The new unit has a capacity of about 38 million cu meters/year of helium and is operated by RasGas. The combined production capacity of the new unit and the existing unit at the site will be approximately 58 million cu meters/year, making Qatar the world’s second-largest producer of helium, with 25% of current global production, Air Liquide says. Air Liquide, under a long-term agreement with...

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