VIETNAM - From May 2015 to March 2016, Air Liquide in Vietnam successfully dismantled, transported across more than 2,000 kilometers from Phu My in South Vietnam to Yen Phong in North Vietnam, and reassembled an Air Separation Unit (ASU) safely, on time and on budget.
To meet the need for an ASU in North Vietnam, the team dismantled the installation into 5,000 pieces, cutting the air separation columns in two. They then transported the pieces, weighing 2,000 tons, by road and by sea.
Finally, with technical support from colleagues from Air Liquide in Japan and Air Liquide in China, the ASU was re-commissioned successfully and began operating in March 2016.
This 300,000-hour project was completed with zero accident. The project team received a well-deserved Safety Award from the South East Asia & Pacific (SEAPac) zone management in March.