- Acquisition of Air Liquide Emirates for Industrial Gases LLC (ALEMIR) and Orca Industrial Gases LLC, which includes liquid bulk, packaged gases and specialty gases of Air Liquide in the UAE
- Acquisition of Air Liquide’s majority share in Middle East Carbon Dioxide W.L.L (MECD), a joint venture with ALMO Holdings CO W.L.L, for a liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) production facility in Bahrain
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Air Products (NYSE:APD) announced that it has acquired Air Liquide’s industrial gases business in the UAE, including liquid bulk, packaged gases and specialty gases; and Air Liquide’s majority share in MECD, which owns and operates a liquid CO2 production facility in Bahrain. Financial terms are not being disclosed for the agreement.
“The acquisition builds on many years of good experience working in and serving customers in the Middle East and supports our growth strategy for the region,” commented Hamid Sabzikari, vice president and general manager, Air Products Industrial Gases Middle East, Egypt and Turkey.
“It is yet another example of how Air Products is building and strengthening its industrial gas business in the Middle East. In acquiring these businesses, we have further expanded our footprint and regional presence in the UAE and Bahrain, strengthened our product sourcing and reliability, and welcomed talented and dedicated people into our Middle East organization who are passionate about serving local customers.”
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Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 80 years. Focused on serving energy, environment and emerging markets, the Company provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the global leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The Company develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world’s largest industrial gas projects, including: gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the production of high-value power, fuels and chemicals; carbon capture projects; and world-scale low and zero carbon hydrogen projects supporting global transportation and the energy transition.
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