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Praxair begins production at its first air separation plant in Russia

6:41 AM MST | December 11, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Praxair Volgograd (Volgograd, Russia), a subsidiary of Praxair, has started up its first large-scale air separation plant in Russia. The plant is at Volgograd and will produce oxygen, nitrogen, and compressed air for NikoChem Group's (Moscow) Kaustik division, under a long-term contract, the company says. The production capacity of the plant is 350 m.t./day, and the plant is expected to reduce Kaustik's electricity consumption at the site by approximately 30%, Praxair says. The plant will also supply merchant gases to local markets such as metals, metal...

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