October 19, 2011 on the premises of JSC "Severstal — Long Balakovo plant" (Saratov region) held a groundbreaking ceremony new plant for the production of industrial gases Group of companies «Air Liquide». The total investment in manufacturing facilities and logistics system at 40 million euros.
In the spring of 2011 a group of companies «Air Liquide» — the world leader in gases for industry, health and environmental protection — today announced that it has signed a long term contract with the Russian company "Severstal", according to which "Air Liquide" will supply oxygen, nitrogen and argon for JSC "Severstal — Long Product Mill Balakovo".
"Air Liquide" build a modern air separation complex production capacity of over 300 tons of oxygen per day and will be engaged in its operation. The plant is expected in late 2012. In addition, the "Air Liquide" will produce liquid products division of air (oxygen, nitrogen, argon) to meet the needs of industrial customers Saratov and Samara regions.