Messer today said it will construct a new €35m air separation plant in Vila-seca, Spain as the world’s largest family run industrial gases company continues its growth in Western Europe.

Located in the south of the Tarragona Chemical Complex, the new production plant will have a capacity of 2,400 tonnes of oxygen, nitrogen and argon per day.

Expected to be commissioned in December 2021, the plant will also be certified for the production of medical gases.

“With this investment, we are ensuring a reliable and flexible supply of our customers and at the same time optimising our processes by using the most advanced technology,” emphasized Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer Group GmbH.

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Source: Messer

The project was presented in a press conference in Spain today. The minister of Economy and Science of the Catalan Government, Ramon Tremosa, and the Mayor of Vila-seca, Pere Segura, were part of the participants.

The new production plant will be connected to the Messer pipeline network to meet the growing oxygen and nitrogen demand of the chemical industry in Tarragona.

In addition, manufacturing companies in the region will be supplied with gases – liquefied in tankers and gaseous in cylinders.

During the planning and construction phase, around 200 people will be working on this project; after completion, Messer will employ more than 20 people in the new plant.