Gases and engineering group BOC has announced two new upgrades at its Kwinana gas plant, as part of a $100 million-plus capital works program it is rolling out across Western Australia.
BOC said it would construct a new air separation unit as well as a nitrogen liquefaction unit at the Kwinana plant, with works expected to be complete by 2014.
BOC South Pacific managing director Colin Isaac said the new facilities would increase production at the site, doubling the current liquid oxygen capacity and a 50 per cent increase in capacity for nitrogen liquefaction.
“This increased output capability will make us self-sufficient in WA, eliminating the need to import product into Perth from our network of plants in the eastern states,” Mr Isaac said.
Mr Isaac said the project was a key milestone in BOC’s rollout of more than $100 million in capital expenditure in Western Australia.
Previously the company completed an air separation unit in Karratha, which commenced production in June last year, as well as reinvestment in carbon dioxide production and storage in Kwinana.