Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13 July 2011: Ceylon Oxygen Limited (COL), a member of The Linde Group, announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply 150,000 kg of liquid oxygen per annum to The Lanka Hospitals PLC for a period of five years.
As part of the agreement, COL will be installing a 20,000 litre liquid medical oxygen storage tank at The Lanka Hospitals, the largest such tank to be used in a private hospital in the country.
Ceylon Oxygen’s Chief Executive Mr Niran Pieris said, “We are delighted that The Lanka Hospitals has chosen COL as its preferred medical oxygen supplier and its partner to provide a liquid tank solution. In larger hospitals, conversion to a liquid tank solution offers many benefits compared to using a large number of small cylinders.”
Mr Pieris added, “We look forward to the continuation of a very successful long term partnership with The Lanka Hospitals as it moves forward in its expansion plans and serves the medical needs of its growing number of patients.”
Ceylon Oxygen Limited, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is the market leader and sole supplier of liquid oxygen and nitrogen in Sri Lanka and is the only gas company to have its own nitrous oxide plant and international standard laboratory. The company has invested LKR 1.3 billion on a new 65 tpd plant in Sapugaskanda, scheduled to come on stream in September 2012, to ensure that it is well-positioned to meet the future requirements of both the medical and industrial sector in Sri Lanka.