Air Liquide has signed a new long-term supply contract with ArcelorMittal, enabling the company to extend its pipeline network in Benelux. As part of the agreement, ArcelorMittal’s plant in Ghent will be connected to the Air Liquide Benelux pipeline network.
“Air Liquide demonstrates its ability to continue capitalizing on existing high performance assets -in particular its European pipeline- and to develop them,” Guy Salzgeber, Senior Vice-President and member of the Air Liquide group’s Executive Committee supervising Europe Industries, said. “This new step illustrates Air Liquide’s ability to support the shift in the European steel industry to high value added steel. Our longstanding collaboration with ArcelorMittal will also help us reinforce our presence in several major industrial basins in France and Belgium.”
Currently, Air Liquide operates a pipeline network in Europe stretching 2,920 miles.