ArcelorMittal’s Dofasco steel plant in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada will be a major beneficiary of a $12 million pipeline that should be commissioned in March this year.

The pipeline, a joint venture between Air Liquide and Ontario Power Authority’s saveONenergy programme, will enable Air Liquide to supply the Dofasco plant with lower cost oxygen, which in turn will enable the world’s largest steelmaker to increase productivity at Dofasco.

According to an online report by the Daily Commercial News in Canada, the pipeline will be built between Air Liquide’s air separation complex and the steel plant.

Dofasco is Canada’s largest flat-rolled steel production facility and, says Air Liquide’s CEO Adam Peters, the new pipeline, which is currently awaiting final approval from the City of Hamilton, will reinforce an already longstanding relationship between the two companies.