In a long-term contract, Air Products will deliver oxygen and nitrogen to Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. The Polish fertilizer producer is part of Grupa Azoty, the second largest producer of mineral fertilizers in the European Union. The agreement will remain valid until the end of 2035.
Air Products will provide oxygen and nitrogen gas to the company's plant in Poland as well as liquid oxygen and nitrogen to other customers in the country. The project will be implemented on the basis of an upgrade of Air Products' production facility, which has a capacity of approximately 2,000 tons per day. Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn uses the industrial gases supplied by Air Products for the production of ammonia, OXO alcohols and in auxiliary processes.
Liquid nitrogen's low temperature allows it to be used for quick food freezing, ice cream manufacture and packaging of food products.