Technische Gase Messer Builds State–of–the–Art Air–Seperation in Slowenia

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Industrial gases specialist Messer is investing some 15 million euros in a modern air separation unit in Škofja Loka, Slovenia. groundbreaking is scheduled for early 2016, construction is scheduled to be finished within the year..

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“Our plant for air separation and gas obtaining will strengthen our successful work with the family concern Knauf. It will guarantee supply from the immediate vicinity and ensure rapid delivery,” explained Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer Group.
“Our plant for air separation and gas obtaining will strengthen our successful work with the family concern Knauf. It will guarantee supply from the immediate vicinity and ensure rapid delivery,” explained Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer Group.
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Škofja Loka/Slovenia – When the modern production plant for air gases – nitrogen, oxygen and argon – is fully commissioned at the Trata industrial estate, up to 20 new jobs will be created. “Within 12 months, we intend to build a modern air separation unit. During this construction period, we will be creating large numbers of jobs in this area. Our target is to use the new plant to strengthen our competitiveness and be ready for future developments in the country,” said Danilo Lukač, Managing Director of Messer in Slovenia.

Co–Operation in Škofja Loka

The investment in the site is of great importance. Messer is hoping to strengthen and develop their cooperation with the family-run company of Knauf. The company needs oxygen in order to modernise its technology for the manufacture of mineral wool. This will not only improve the quality of their products, but will also protect the environment, since not only will emissions of sulphur and carbon dioxide will be reduced, but smaller quantities of filter dust and waste will be generated.

Messer will be supplying the oxygen directly to Knauf. The modern plant will be built in close proximity to the Knauf area on a site covering about one hectare. One benefit of this direct oxygen supply is that neither transport vehicles nor a complex pipeline system will need to be used.´“Our plant for air separation and gas obtaining will strengthen our successful work with the family concern Knauf. It will guarantee supply from the immediate vicinity and ensure rapid delivery. We are happy to be creating a secure basis for our future in Slovenia with this modern investment,” explained Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer Group.

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