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Q&A: Messer In Vietnam
Jul 21, 2017

     Messer is set to build the largest industrial gases production facility in Vietnam after signing a new supply deal with the country’s largest steel producer, Hoa Phat Steel.

    Under the contract, Messer will construct two plants in the Dung Quat economic zone in southern-central Vietnam to supply oxygen (O2), nitrogen (N2) and argon (Ar) to the steelworks by pipeline.

    The sites will produce 80,000 Nm3 of O2 and 160,000 Nm3 of N2 per hour, which corresponds to around five and ten road tanker loads respectively. Aside from supplying the steelworks, Messer will also provide liquid gases to the local market, such as the shipbuilding industry and automotive suppliers.

    The German industrial gases specialist generated sales of over €40m ($43m) in Vietnam last year, with owner and CEO Stefan Messer reinforcing, “By cultivating our partnerships and further increasing our supply of the local market, we’ve managed to generate impressively strong growth in Vietnam over the past year.”

    gasworld spoke with Managing Director of Messer in Vietnam, Marc Wachter, about the new deal, the business history of the partners and the intricacies of the Vietnamese market.