Messer has today laid the foundations for its third air separation unit (ASU) in Germany.
The world’s largest family-run industrial gases specialist is investing around €32m in the oxygen, nitrogen and argon production facility, which is being built for its customer Saint-Gobain Isover G+H in Speyer.
From Spring 2020, Messer said it will produce around 500 tonnes of industrial gases a day in Speyer.
Isover, specialists in energy-efficient insulating materials, will take most of what is produced at the ASU for themselves for the manufacture of glass wool products.
In the future, Messer wants to use this production facility to supply its customers in southern Germany with oxygen, nitrogen and argon.
Climate protection is another factor, as Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of the Messer Group explained, “A direct supply allows us to minimise the logistics footprint associated with transporting gases by road.”
At present, Isover’s Speyer plant is being supplied with four tanker deliveries a day from the Messer plant in Siegen.
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