Dubai-based multinational industrial gases company Global Gases Group (Global) has announced a further major investment in its helium supply operations.

Global is already a major and expanding supplier of helium products in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia and its new Nanjing facility has now opened to supply the rapidly expanding Chinese market.

The company has installed a plant to fill liquid helium dewars to supply magnet production, as well as supporting local customer demands for liquid and gaseous helium products.

Global Gases Group MD and CEO, Deepak Mehta, told gasworld magazine, “We are very excited about the opportunities our new Chinese operations will give us and we are already planning how we can expand further, to offer customers a wider range of products based on our commitment to delivering the highest levels of service.”

Ronghua Lin, Global Gases General Manager, China, added, “The opening of our new facility is a great day for the company. We have focused on China as having major growth potential for Global Gases and we expect this new plant to be the first of several in the next 2-3 years.”

Expanding portfolio

Global presently has helium filling plants in Cape Town, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Perth, and Dubai and has been supplied with bulk liquid helium by Matheson since 2006.

Since 2010, the company has installed two of its own helium transfill facilities to supply US Government demands in Afghanistan.

Mehta concludes, “In addition to our current operations, we are actively planning to expand our product supply portfolio to support our customers in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. I expect to make further announcements on new production facilities in the next few months.”

“As with our previous developments, our organisation is committed to implementing and operating sustainable business practices. The company’s Health, Safety, and Environment management system is on a par with global standards.”