MOSCOW— Praxair, Inc., subsidiary Praxair Volgograd LLC, has fired up its first large-scale air separation plant in Volgograd, an industrial region in southern Russia.
The plant will produce 350-tons-per-day of oxygen, nitrogen and compressed air for Kaustik, a division of the Nikochem Group, under a long-term contract.
The plant will also supply merchant products to local markets in the metals, metal fabrication, glass, automotive, food, electronics and healthcare sectors.
Praxair has invested in four major projects in Russia with combined production capacity of more than 3,500 tons per day of gaseous and liquid oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and argon.
Praxair, Inc. is an industrial gases company with 2011 sales of $11 billion.