Industrial gases company Air Products (NYSE:APD) stated on Monday that it has entered into a contract for the delivery of oxygen and nitrogen to Grupa Azoty Zaklady Azotowe Kedzierzyn SA, part of Grupa Azoty, the second largest producer of mineral fertilisers in the EU.
As part of the agreement, Air Products will provide oxygen and nitrogen gas to the Grupa Azoty Zaklady Azotowe Kedzierzyn plant, as well as liquid oxygen and nitrogen to other customers in Poland.
According to, Air Products, its industrial gases are used by Grupa Azoty Zaklady Azotowe Kedzierzyn SA for the production of ammonia, OXO alcohols and in auxiliary processes.
The Polish treasury has turned down an offer from German PCC to acquire the state's majority stakes in chemical companies Tarnow (WAR:ATT) and Kedzierzyn, deputy treasury minister Adam Leszkiewicz announced yesterday.
PCC was awarded the right for exclusive talks to acquire 86% of Kedzierzyn and 53% of Tarnow in February.
Union Carbide also announced that Zaklady Azotowe Kedzierzyn
(ZAK) of Poland has been licensed with the Union Carbide/Davy Low Pressure Oxo (LP Oxo) technology to expand its oxo alcohols plant at Kedzierzyn-Kozle in southern Poland.