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Air Liquide Widens Technology Portfolio with Lurgi Purchase

May 26, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz

Air Liquide says the acquisition of Lurgi last year doubled the size of its engineering business, to about 3,000 employees, half of whom are based in emerging countries. Air Liquide says the main reasons behind its purchase from the GEA Group (Bochum, Germany) were to increase its engineering operations and widen its technology portfolio, particularly in the industrial gases business, including steam reforming and gasification as well as gas cleaning, sulfur management, and biofuels. Venet: Engineering business doubles. Lurgi plans to further develop and...

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