SOXAL inaugurates its Jurong Island Infrastructure

June 6, 2011

On June 3, 2011, SOXAL, the Air Liquide subsidiary of Air Liquide in Singapore, held the inauguration ceremony of its Jurong Island Infrastructure, in the presence of Singapore’s Minister of State for Trade & Industry and National Development.

Air Liquide has invested around S$500 million (around €280 million) in Jurong Island, Singapore, in the last years.

This infrastructure expansion comprises: an Air Separation Unit (ASU) capable of producing 1,200 tonnes per day of oxygen, nitrogen and argon, increasing SOXAL’s total production capacity by more than 40%; a world-scale hydrogen production plant, the largest in Southeast Asia, capable of producing close to 100,000 Nm³ per hour of hydrogen; and a 35 km hydrogen pipeline running along Jurong Island and the Jurong Industrial Estate on mainland Singapore, bringing its pipeline network to 120 km in total.

These facilities were completed and commissioned since end of 2010. They are part of SOXAL’s industrial gas infrastructure on Jurong Island to serve the island’s growing chemicals and refining customers, as well as other companies covering renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and marine sectors.

SOXAL was amongst the first companies to set foot on Jurong Island and have over the years stepped up its investments and capabilities in tandem with the Island’s transformation into a wholly integrated energy and chemicals hub. Asia remains a promising zone for Air Liquide.