esser recently announced that it has started up a new ASU in Vratimov, Czech Republic. It replaces the existing ASU of MG Odra Gas, which was modernized in 1993. MG Odra Gas is a joint venture of Messer and Liberty Ostrava.
“The improved specific energy consumption of the new unit now makes our industrial gases production operations more eco-friendly and more economical. At the same time, this investment enables us to increase our liquefied gas production capacity by about a factor of four. And that increases supply reliability for our bulk customers,” explains Virginia Esly, Chief Operating Officer of Messer SE & Co. KGaA.
One of the largest customers for the gases is the steelworks Liberty Ostrava. The steelmaker and other major industrial companies in the region receive gaseous nitrogen, oxygen and argon via a pipeline. The remaining product quantities are filled into gas cylinders and in liquid form into tank trucks.