Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced the next phases of expansion to build two more nitrogen plants serving Samsung Electronics’ giga fab in Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
Air Products was awarded a major contract by Samsung Electronics in 2015 to build multiple production facilities across multiple phases. Air Products built an ultra-high purity nitrogen plant, hydrogen generators, a liquefier, and a bulk specialty supply system in phase one. The company recently brought its second ultra-high purity nitrogen plant on-stream, marking the completion of its phase two expansion to supply additional nitrogen to the fab.
“Air Products has reached another milestone in Korea as we brought additional nitrogen capacity on-stream on schedule and are embarking on our next phases of expansion to support this multi-billion-dollar fab in Pyeongtaek,” said Kyo-Yung Kim, president of Air Products Korea. “Our investment reinforces Air Products’ dedication and supply position in the expanding northern region. We will keep investing in capabilities to continuously deliver on our commitment to safety, reliability, efficiency and excellent service.”
A leading integrated gases supplier, Air Products has been serving the global electronics industry for more than 40 years, supplying industrial gases safely and reliably to most of the world’s largest technology companies. Air Products is working with these industry leaders to develop the next generation of semiconductors and displays for tablets, computers and mobile devices.