Multinational industrial gas company Air Liquide’s acquisition of integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol’s 16 Air Separation Units (ASUs) in Secunda, Mpumalanga has now been finalised. The plan to acquire the ASUs was first announced on July 29 last year, subject to approvals. Engineering News previously reported in May that the Competition Commission had recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve the acquisitions with public interest conditions attached, thereby enabling the deal to go ahead.