Air Products Supplying ASUs for Copper Smelter Project in Zambia
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 6, 2012
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov.6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Air Products (NYSE: APD)
today announced it has been awarded the contract to supply two oxygen plants
at the site of a copper smelter being built in Zambia by Kansanshi Mining
Plc. The scope of the agreement includes Air Products supply of two 750
metric ton per day oxygen plants, and all air separation unit (ASU) related
equipment and design. The construction of the facility will be undertaken by
Kansanshi Mining Plc, with cooperation from Air Products. The ASUs are
planned to be onstream in 2014.
Air Products has oxygen plants operating at other copper mines also located in
Zambia and the local expertise and work at those facilities was of benefit in
winning this contract. "The basis for the design of this new plant for
Kansanshi comes from the previously constructed plants. Being able to reuse
the design for these cold boxes created a win-win for our client and Air
Products. We were able to demonstrate that our technology offering was a
competitive and proven product," said Aled Williams, project manager for Air
"This project strengthens our global position in the non-ferrous sector," said
Mark Northwood, regional sales manager - Europe, Africa and the Middle East at
Air Products. "It is a typical example of Air Products drawing on its leading
technical expertise to provide solutions and add value for our customers."
Air Products has had industrial gas operations in Zambia since 2001.
In 2011, Kansanshi Mining Plc, the largest copper mine in Africa, produced
230,000 tonnes of copper. Kansanshi is in the process of increasing its
current production capacity by 60 percent to 400,000 tonnes by 2015. The
first production from this multi-phase expansion project was realized in
About Air Products
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performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include
semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas
liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air
Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit
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