Air Products to Build New Nitrogen Plants and Extend Pipeline Network in Malaysia

May 2023

American industrial gases company Air Products, which has been serving Malaysia for nearly 50 years, recently announced it will build, own, and operate two nitrogen plants in Penang’s Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone and Batu Kawan Industrial Park. The company will also further extend its pipeline network in both areas.

Air Products’ presence in Northern Malaysia consists of two advanced air separation units in the Prai Industrial Area and a comprehensive pipeline network that covers Prai Industrial Area, Bukit Minyak Industrial Area, Penang Science Park, Batu Kawan Industrial Park, and Valdor Industrial Area. To support growing customer demand, Air Products will build a nitrogen plant at its greenfield site in Batu Kawan Industrial Park, which is home to a host of global manufacturing companies and integrate the plant into its existing pipeline network.

The company will also build a new nitrogen plant in the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone to serve the fast-growing demand from the electrical, electronics and other manufacturing industries. Air Products brought its first nitrogen plant in the zone onstream in 2021.

By converting hauled-in liquified nitrogen to gaseous nitrogen supply via pipeline, Air Products aims at bringing greater reliability and cost-effectiveness to customers, especially those with high-volume demand. This also allows for reduced carbon emissions and improved sustainability.

Air Products has been serving Malaysia since 1974 and has nine state-of-the-art production facilities and depots located throughout the country. The company supplies industrial gases to diverse markets, including electronics, steel, chemical processing, metal processing, food, glass, and more.

(Source: Air Products)

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