An industrial gas plant with capacity of 8,500 N cu.m per hour, the largest of its kind in Vietnam, was put into operation on October 6 at the Hoa Phat Steel Complex in the northern province of Hai Duong by the Messer Hai Phong Industrial Gas Company Ltd.

With an investment of 20 million USD, the plan is capable of producing 300 tonnes of oxygen and 510 tonnes of nitrogen a day.

Additionally, the company built a liquefied petroleum gas plant, providing 100 tonnes of liquefied oxygen and nitrogen and 10 tonnes of liquefied argon a day.

Apart from serving the Hoa Phat Steel Complex, the plant will supply these products to the industrial gas markets in the north and central regions.

The Germany-based Messer Group has been operating over 13 years in Vietnam with two companies – Messer Hai Phong Industrial Gas Company Ltd. and Messer Vietnam Industrial Gas Company Ltd. It is leading in gas supply and related engineering service in the Southeast Asian country.

In addition to the plant in Hai Duong, Messer Group invested in building filling stations in the southern provinces of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Binh Duong and the northern city of Hai Phong . It is expected to inject over 50 million USD in industrial gas production projects in Vietnam in the coming years./.