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Messer - Geschäftsbericht 2008

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Dirk Fünfhausen (left), Managing Director of Messer Polska, at the laying of the foundation stone for the new air separation plant in Rybnik.
Dirk Fünfhausen (left), Managing Director of Messer Polska, at the laying of the foundation stone for the new air separation plant in Rybnik.

 
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March

Air separation plant in Poland preparing for start-up

After Messer officially received planning permission for a new air separation plant in Rybnik, Poland, on 5 March 2008, preparations for the start-up are now underway. During these preparations, the new Polish employees also received support from their Serbian colleagues at Messer Tehnogas AD in Belgrade. The plant in Rybnik will produce 15,000 standard cubic metres of oxygen and nitrogen as well as 320 standard cubic metres of argon. The gases will be used by our customers in Poland, as well as in neighbouring Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

The air separator in Rybnik will only produce liquid gases, making the plant very flexible in terms of demand and operating times. Production can, for example, be carried out at times when electricity rates are lower. Once full product availability is reached at the end of April 2009, this will be another milestone in making the Messer Group independent from competitor supplies and further consolidating the company’s existing strong market position in the countries of Central Europe.

A new development is that the plant in Rybnik is being built and operated by the joint venture ELOROS. The shareholders are Messer Polska and Cryogenic Engineering, each owning a 50% stake.

 


 

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