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How is Air Liquide involved in the ITER* project?

The objective of this international project is to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of nuclear fusion as a new source of energy. To obtain the very powerful electromagnetic fields required to confine and stabilize nuclear fusion, it is necessary to use superconducting magnets that work at extremely low temperatures. In 2012, Air Liquide signed a contract with the ITER Organization to supply what will become the largest combined centralized cooling system in the world. It will be comprised of three helium refrigerators with combined cooling capacity operating just above absolute zero, or -273.15 °C. Earlier this year, Fusion for Energy (F4E), the organization that manages Europe’s contribution to ITER, entrusted Air Liquide with the responsibility of supplying a second set of cryogenic equipment. Thus, beginning in 2016, the Group will deliver significant parts of the cooling system for the Tokamak superconducting magnets**.

*ITER stands for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.
**A vacuum chamber intended to confine plasma magnetically during fusion, which is the cornerstone of the ITER project.

What is the status of the shares resulting from the free share attribution that occurred on June 2?

Free shares have the same characteristics (seniority, voting, dividends and loyalty bonus rights) as the shares they come from. If you held registered shares for more than two full calendar years, the free shares issued to you are already eligible for the loyalty bonus*. This bonus confers a 10% increase on the amount of the dividend and the number of free shares attributed.
*According to the conditions defined by Air Liquide’s articles of association.

Results of the vote on the questions submitted in October 2015

  • What is the purpose of the Group’s laboratory of new ideas, i-Lab? 31% Find out our expert’s answer in the April 2015 issue, section Your questions.
  • What are the services available on the registered shareholder’s online personal account? 29% Find out our expert’s answer in the April 2015 issue, section Your questions.
  • What is the role of the Lead Director among Air Liquide’s Board of Directors? 23%
  • How can I vote by Internet for the next Annual General Meeting? 17%

The voting is closed. Read the answers to the most voted questions in the April 2015 issue.

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