SHANGHAI, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The industrial gas specialist Messer today held a grand opening ceremony at its new CO2 recovery plant in Nanjing, China. The new plant, which has a 150,000 ton-per-year capacity, has become Messer's largest CO2 recovery plant worldwide.
"With the purpose to capture the exhaust CO2 and bring it to good use for various industries, we hope our new plant will become an outstanding example of how economic interests and conservation of the environment can be harmonized," said Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer Group. "By providing food grade CO2 gas with highest quality and standards, we will offer our 120-year experience to help our customers increase production, decrease costs and improve product quality."
Nanjing Messer represents the third CO2 recovery plant of Messer in China after it successfully put two plants on stream respectively in 2014 in Yunnan and in 2015 in Sichuan. With a total capacity of 300,000 ton-per-year, Messer has ranked among the largest CO2 suppliers in China.
The new plant is designed with the most sophisticated technology for both quality and energy efficiency. The CO2 product is available in the state of gas, liquid or dry ice for supply to a variety of expanding markets in east China area, including food, beverage, chemicals, agriculture and manufacturing.
Along with the start-up of the new plant, Messer also put a new gas application technology center into use at its Nanjing plant. "Supported by the global knowledge base, our technical staff will develop tailored solutions for our customers in China," said Stefan Messer.
The Messer Group, which was established in 1898, is the largest privately managed specialist in industrial, medical and special gases. Under the brand "Messer - Gases for Life", the company is active in 30 countries in Europe and Asia, as well as in Peru and Algeria, with a total of more than 60 operating companies.
Messer started investing in China in the middle of 90s and so far has 25 companies located in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hunan, Guangdong, Fujian, Sichuan, Chongqing and Yunnan provinces with a total investment of $1.05 billion. Headquartered in Shanghai, Messer China has nearly 2,000 employees. The steady and successful developments have allowed Messer to join the ranks of the major foreign industrial gas providers in China. From acetylene to xenon, the Messer Group has one of the most diverse product portfolios on the market - it produces industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, shielding gases for welding, specialty gases, medical gases and many different gas mixtures.