Messer today said it will construct a new gas production plant in Hungary as it continues to expand its operations in the country.
Having already invested €37.4m in Hungary, Messer recently signed a deal to construct a new onsite facility in Tiszaújváros with MOL Petrochemicals, due to go into operation in 2021.
The plant will supply approximately 14,500 standard cubic metres of nitrogen and 27,000 standard cubic metres of instrument air per hour for a new polyol complex, making it one of Messer’s larger onsite facilities in Southeast Europe.
Polyol is the basic material for polyurethane foams, which are used as versatile polymer products in the construction, automotive, packaging and furniture industries.
Messer commissioned its third air separation unit (ASU) in Hungary at this Tiszaújváros site in 2017.
The company also installed two nitrogen generators in the Hungarian towns of Dunavarsány and Hatvan. A third one is currently under construction.
“The capacity of the carbon dioxide field in Ölbő, Hungary, has been trebled in the past two years through the construction of another two CO2 plants to meet the growing demand,” Messer highlighted.
“The total production capacity of the three plants is 120,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.”