Air Liquide and NASA Renew Agreement at Kennedy Space Center
HOUSTON -- August 14, 2013
Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP (Air Liquide) today announced that NASA
has renewed its agreement for Air Liquide to supply nitrogen and related
pipeline launch support services for NASA’s current and future space programs.
Since 1968, the Air Liquide plant has provided personnel, materials, and
gaseous nitrogen at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Air Liquide will continue to support various Kennedy Space Center testing and
launch programs by supplying high-pressure, high-flow nitrogen produced at its
on-site air separation unit. The nitrogen supplied to NASA by Air Liquide is
used both daily and during launch sequences.
Roger Perreault, president of Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP, stated,
“The United States space program is a driver for innovation. We are proud to
continue our 45 year relationship with NASA in support of the agency’s
commitment to innovation and exploration.”
Air Liquide’s operations at Cape Canaveral include a 162 tons per day air
separation unit with a 265 tons per day liquefier. Associated pipeline and
launch support systems that rely on the gas plants aid NASA, the U.S. Air
Force and commercial launch operations that utilize the Kennedy Space Center.
Excess gases, such as bulk oxygen and liquid nitrogen, produced by the
facility are used to supply a variety of industrial and medical applications
in the region, outside of the space program.
Air Liquide in the U.S.
Air Liquide companies in the U.S. employ more than 5,000 employees in over 200
locations, and offer industrial gases, equipment and related services to
customers in the large industries, industrial merchant, electronics and
The Large Industries business line of Air Liquide provides gas and energy
solutions that improve process efficiency and help achieve greater respect for
the environment, mainly to the refining and natural gas, chemicals, metals and
energy markets. 2012 revenues were € 5 015 million.
Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health and the
environment, and is present in 80countries with close to 50,000employees.
Oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and rare gases have been at the core of Air
Liquide’s activities since its creation in 1902. Using these molecules, Air
Liquide continuously reinvents its business, anticipating the needs of current
and future markets. The Group innovates for the good of society while
delivering profitable growth and consistent performance.
Innovative technologies that curb polluting emissions, lower industry’s energy
use, recover and reuse natural resources or develop the energies of tomorrow,
such as hydrogen, biofuels or photovoltaic energy… Oxygen for hospitals, home
healthcare, fighting nosocomial infections… Air Liquide combines many products
and technologies to develop valuable applications and services not only for
its customers but also for society.
A partner for the long term, Air Liquide relies on employee commitment,
customer trust and shareholder support to pursue its vision of sustainable,
competitive growth. The diversity of Air Liquide’s teams, businesses, markets
and geographic presence provides a solid and sustainable base for its
development and strengthens its ability to push back its own limits, conquer
new territories and build its future.
Air Liquide explores the best that air can offer to preserve life, staying
true to its Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable development
approach. In 2012, the Group’s revenues amounted to €15.3billion of which
82% were generated outside France. AirLiquide is listed on the Paris Euronext
stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones
Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.
U.S. Corporate Communications
Heather Browne, +1 713 624 8594
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