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Air Liquide

French multinational company which provides gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.

Air Liquide is a multinational company with headquarters in Paris that is a leader in gases, technologies, and services for industry and health. Founded in 1902, the company is now present in 80 countries with a workforce of approximately 67,000 employees serving more than 3.7 million customers and patients. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

Through dedicated in-house development and engineering teams, the company differentiates proprietary technologies and rigorous processes for selecting investments and carrying out projects. The Group also operates cogeneration plants to supply customers with steam and electricity.

Large industries Air Liquide works with include:

  • Healthcare
  • Electronics
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Chemical
  • Metal
  • Materials & Energy
  • Automotive
  • Food & Pharmaceutical

Ventilator Production during COVID-19 Pandemic

Air Liquide is working closely with the authorities to increase production of ventilators for respiratory assistance - this equipment is essential to assist the most affected patients. The production will be doubled in March, and could be increase futher to four times normal output by June if required.


Air Liquide signs 20 contracts worth €100 million to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry.



Benoît Potier

Chairman & CEO

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July 26, 2021
Air Liquide has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with TotalEnergies, through Lampiris its energy supply affiliate in Belgium, for a total capacity of 15 megawatts of offshore wind electricity in Belgium. Following PPA agreements in the United States, Spain, and the Netherlands, this PPA signed by the Group in Belgium illustrates Air Liquide's commitment to lead the way in the energy transition and to lower its carbon footprint, in line with its Sustainability Objectives....
July 12, 2021
Air Liquide, Borealis, Esso S.A.F., TotalEnergies and Yara International ASA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the development of a CO2 infrastructure including capture and storage, to help decarbonize the industrial basin located in the Normandy region, France. With the objective to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 3 million tons per year by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions of more than 1 million passenger cars, the first phase will consist in studying the...
July 9, 2021
Air Liquide and Jiangsu Shagang Group, the largest private steel enterprise in China and one of top 5 globally, have signed a new long-term agreement for the supply of industrial gases in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, China. Air Liquide will invest around 100 million euros towards the construction of a world-scale Air Separation Unit (ASU) on the site, where it already operates two other ASUs. Designed to use low carbon energy, this state of the art plant will allow to significantl...
July 8, 2021
The Daxing hydrogen station equipped with Air Liquide technology is the world's largest hydrogen station with a capacity of nearly 5 tonnes per day. Located in Beijing, it is part of a 200,000 square-meter International Hydrogen Energy Demonstration Zone which includes an exhibition hall opened to the public and inaugurated July 8 2021. Air Liquide Houpu Hydrogen Equipment Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group, supplied and installed 8 hydrogen dispenser units for the Daxing sta...
June 28, 2021
Air Liquide will invest around 70 million euros to build a state-of-the-art gases plant in Wuhan, Central China, to supply a major memory chipmaker. Air Liquide has been producing ultra-pure industrial gases for this leading Chinese high-tech company for more than 12 years. Air Liquide will build, own and operate this ultra-high purity industrial gas plant, which has been designed leveraging the Group's latest state-of-the-art technology. This facility will produce 52,000 Nm3 of ni...
June 4, 2021
Air Liquide and PAO Severstal, one of the leading steel producers, have signed a new long-term contract for the supply of oxygen to the Severstal CherMK site in Russia. Air Liquide will invest around 60 million euros in the construction of a state-of-the-art Air Separation Unit (ASU) on the site, one of the largest oxygen sites in continental Europe, where it already owns three other ASUs. Thanks to enhanced energy efficiency, this new unit will improve the overall environmental footprint...
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April 26, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Welding Consumables Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to...
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April 15, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Green Hydrogen Market (Value, Volume) - Analysis By Technology, Application, By Region, By Country (2021 Edition): Market Insights,...
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April 13, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Carbon Dioxide Global Market Opportunities and Strategies to 2030: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery" report has been added to...
March 18, 2021
Air Liquide has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Vattenfall, one of Europe's largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat, to purchase a total of 25 megawatts of offshore wind capacity in the Netherlands. Following PPA agreements in the United States and Spain, this is the first PPA signed by the Group in the Netherlands. It restates Air Liquide's commitment to lead the way in the energy transition and to lower its carbon footprint, in line with its Climat...
March 2, 2021
Air Liquide increases its presence in Kazakhstan through its 75% owned joint venture Air Liquide Munay Tech Gases (ALMTG). The joint venture will invest up to 86 million euros to acquire hydrogen and nitrogen production units from Atyrau refinery owned by KazMunayGas and to modernize them. In the framework of a new long-term agreement, ALMTG will operate these assets to supply industrial gases to the Atyrau refinery. Up to 200 million Nm3 of hydrogen and up to 50 million Nm3 of nitro...
February 17, 2021
Air Liquide announces the sale of its entities in Greece to SOL Group. This transaction includes Air Liquide Hellas (ALH) and Vitalaire Hellas entities. As part of the divestiture, the existing assets of Air Liquide in Greece have been transferred to SOL. Air Liquide's 104 employees in the country are now SOL employees. The divestment illustrates Air Liquide's strategy to review its asset portfolio regularly and focus its expansion in key industrial regions in order to increase its ge...
February 8, 2021
, , , , • Both companies to initiate a European ecosystem for electrolysis and hydrogen technology , , • Franco-German cooperation supported by French and German Governments , , • Large hydrogen projects identified to lay the ground for industrial scale electrolyzer systems, one of these opportunities is the Air Liquide-H2V Normandy project in France with a capacity of 200MW , , • Joint application for funding of a large project under the European Union's Green Deal and joint participation of...
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January 26, 2021
/PRNewswire/ - Air Liquide has completed the construction of the world's largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer. Supplied with renewable energy,...
December 22, 2020
One of the leading retailers in the United Kingdom, ASDA, has contracted Air Liquide to install and operate six biomethane (BioNGV) distribution stations to refuel trucks on its sites. Alongside other investments to increase Air Liquide's production and distribution capacities, this major contract marks a significant acceleration in the Group's development of its biomethane activity in the UK. British retail group ASDA will commission more than 300 new BioNGV (Natural Gas for Vehicles)...
November 19, 2020
Air Liquide has announced the construction of its first two biomethane production units in collaboration with its local partner Dentro il Sole (DIS). These two units will be built in Truccazzano (Milan) and Fontanella (Bergamo) in Italy, recycling organic material from agricultural and livestock activities to convert it into biomethane, a renewable energy source. These investments to support the circular economy are in line with Air Liquide's Climate Objectives, and contribute to the deve...
August 26, 2020
Air Liquide and Shell have signed an agreement giving heavy-duty trucks with the Shell card access to Air Liquide's network of multi-energy stations in France. This means they will be able to refuel in particular with bio-NGV (biomethane). Thanks to this agreement, heavy-duty trucks with the Shell card crossing France will now have access to Air Liquide's network of multi-energy stations on the French territory, especially those located along the French north-south motorway network, w...
August 3, 2020
In accordance with its announcement on April 7, 2020, Air Liquide has closed the sale of its subsidiary schülke to EQT, a global investment organization. The total value of the transaction, which is subject to an earn-out provision, is between 925 million euros and 1.0 billion euros. This transaction illustrates Air Liquide's strategy to review its business portfolio regularly and to focus on its core gases and healthcare businesses, thereby enhancing Air Liquide's performance. Air Liq...
July 29, 2020
In line with its plan to reduce its emissions of CO2, Sasol has signed an exclusive negotiation agreement for Air Liquide to acquire the biggest oxygen production site in the world located in Secunda in South Africa. In this context, Air Liquide would operate the 16 air separation units (ASU) of this site, with an installed capacity of 42,000 tons/day, in addition to the unit it already operates today, and would launch a multi-year plan to modernize these facilities. In addition to the be...
July 28, 2020
Air Liquide signs a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to source renewable electricity equivalent to 15% of the Group's current consumption for its activities in Spain. This contract is the first PPA for renewable energy in Europe and illustrates Air Liquide's commitment to lower its carbon footprint, in line with the Group's Climate Objectives to increase purchase of renewable electricity by nearly 70% by 2025 (in comparison with 2015). Thanks to this long-term agreement over 10...


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