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Praxair to construct nitrogen plant at Minnesota iron nugget facility

12:58 PM MST | November 13, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Praxair says it has signed a long-term contract with Mesabi Nugget (Hoyt Lakes, MN) to construct and operate a new nitrogen plant at Mesabi’s iron nugget facility at Hoyt Lakes. The plant supply nitrogen to provide an inert atmosphere for various aspects of the nugget production process, which will replace the previous liquid nitrogen supply. The plant will produce about 50 tons/day of nitrogen and is scheduled for start-up at the end of 2012. “Praxair continues to make investments in Minnesota to maintain reliable supply to our customers and meet...

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