Japan-based cryogenic gas specialist Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Group) – a subsidiary of Nikkiso Co., Ltd – has announced that service provider Soletec Group (Soletec) is to become the Authorised Representative and Service Partner for Nikkiso Cryogenic Services (NCS) in Qatar.

The decision reflects substantial growth in the Middle East market, bolstered by the Group’s focus on expanding its reputation in the industrial gas sector, as well as Soletec’s provision of aftermarket service and support for pumps, turbo expanders, and process plants. 

Stating that the newly formed partnership will give the company a ‘stronger presence’ in Qatar, Jim Estes, President, Nikkiso Cryogenic Services, added, “I am looking forward to continuing to provide Nikkiso’s customers top quality service and support by eliminating costly downtime to their operations and process.” 

The Group has also announced its involvement in the new Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) Bunkering installation with clean energy provider Unitrove, which could see the Group developing further liquid hydrogen (LH2) solutions, adding to its provision of custom equipment – a sump from its Heat Exchangers unit (Cryoquip) and Cryogenic Pumps unit (ACD). 

The installation, set for completion in 2022, was showcased at last month’s United Nations COP26 Environmental Conference held in Glasgow.