Air Liquide’s gas-production facility in La Porte, Texas blends gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and specialty mixtures. Air Liquide customers operate in a range of segments—like scientific research and analysis, and industrial process control and manufacturing.
The facility is one of two within the Bayport Industrial District. This 88-acre complex is central to Air Liquide’s extensive Gulf Coast Pipeline System. A renewed long-term contract with the Bayport Industrial District had Air Liquide looking for an ultra-high-efficiency future.
Soon, GE modernized four 7E gas turbines at Air Liquide’s La Porte cogeneration power plant. The unit’s capabilities can increase production capacity and extended facility life. The Bayport Air Liquide facility now produces 300 MW of electricity and more than 1,300 tons of steam an hour with minimal waste heat.
The redevelopment project positions Air Liquide to better serve the growing needs of its global and local customers, providing additional steam capacity for future sale in the region.