Air Products announced it had been awarded a contract to supply liquid nitrogen to Singapore's Jurong Rock Caverns, or JRC, project, an innovative underground storage facility for petrochemical products and the first of its kind in the country and across Southeast Asia. JRC is developed by the JTC Corporation, or JTC, a government agency responsible for industrial infrastructure development in Singapore. Located on Jurong Island, the JRC will complement and enhance the existing infrastructure that JTC has developed there to support the growth of the chemicals and energy clusters. This will free up land for productive activities on the surface. Air Products' liquid nitrogen will be used as a blanketing gas for the oil storage caverns for safety purposes.