Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (CE&IG) has expanded its Middle East presence by opening a new service centre in Qatar’s Business Innovation Park in Ras Bufontas.
The mission of the new service centre is to support local and regional customers for all projects and services related to cryogenic pumps, turboexpanders, and equipment for liquefied natural gas (LNG), ethylene, ammonia, hydrocarbon gas liquids, and industrial gases.
In addition, Nikkiso will support initiatives on energy efficiency, waste heat recovery, and sustainability, by providing integrated complete solutions, such as organic rankine cycle for waste heat recovery, hydrogen liquefaction and fuelling, and cryogenic energy storage. The move dovetails with its wider business drive to promote regional strategies, focusing on clean energy such as LNG and hydrogen.
Emile Bado, Executive Vice President, Sales & Business Development of the Group, said, “With this facility, Nikkiso CE&IG will be able to respond more quickly to our customer’s needs, providing individual service and solutions and further support our customers with our local presence.”
Ras Bufontas, Qatar’s airport free zone, is connected to Hamad International Airport, and Umm Al Houl, the seaport free zone.
Nikkiso CE&IG recently acquired all shares of Cryotec Anlagenbau from EPC Holding.
Established in Germany in 1995, Cryotec operates mainly in Europe and the Middle East, with expertise in the design, manufacture, sales, and after-sales service of liquefied gas and industrial gas-related equipment and systems. Its strength is its engineering capabilities, including EPC of small LNG liquefaction plants and air separation plants.
Through this acquisition, CE&IG Group will have a hub in Europe for liquefaction plants, hydrogen stations and carbon dioxide (CO2) businesses, and Cryotec will be able to enhance its sales through the group’s sales network.
Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip and a commonly controlled group of 20 operating entities.