GASAL started its first Air Separation Unit in Mesaieed in 2006, supplying gaseous Oxygen to the steel industry of the basin. In a few years, thanks to continued investment in new capacity, GASAL has quadrupled its Oxygen capacity and has recently commissioned its third Air Separation Unit owned and operated by GASAL. In addition GASAL has developed a 10 km gaseous Nitrogen pipeline network serving the majority of the flagship “Q” companies in Mesaieed.
Further investments into additional Oxygen capacity and production of synthesis gas are underway.
By 2013 the company’s industrial pipeline networks for the delivery of large quantities of oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen to customers in the Qatari industrial cities of Mesaieed and Ras Laffan have reached almost 50 kilometers.
GASAL has taken the future developments in Ras Laffan and Mesaieed into account when laying pipelines ensuring it is ready to be connected to the currently still empty development land.
Ras Laffan Site
In 2012 GASAL signed with QSTec an agreement for the supply of Hydrogen and Nitrogen to QSTec polysilicon plant in Ras Laffan. GASAL has completed the installation of its first Hydrogen production facility. With this project GASAL supports Qatar’s National Vision as well as Qatar Foundation in enabling renewable energy by serving its client QSTec with the necessary gases to manufacture polysilicon, the base material for solar panels.
In addition, GASAL has wired the entire RLIC by deploying additional 38 Km of Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen pipelines.