Praxair starts up air separation plant in Peru

Praxair announced the start-up of a new 270 tons per day air separation plant in Pisco, located in the central region of Peru. Under a long-term contract, Praxair will increase its supply of oxygen to Aceros Arequipa to meet the company’s expanding steel production capacity. The new supply will enable Aceros Arequipa to expand its production of corrugated iron, steel wire rods and other steel products used in Peru’s construction sector. Aceros Arequipa produces more than 1M tons of steel products annually.