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07.07.2015

Elme Messer Gaas has launched a new oxygen production plant

AS Elme Messer Gaas, one of the leading gas companies in the Baltic Region, has launched a new oxygen production plant in Järvakandi, Estonia

On the basis of the agreement Elme Messer Gaas will supply the world glass container manufacturing leader Owens-Illinois, Inc. (О-I) with oxygen for its new glass melting furnace producing over 18 mln.m3of oxygen per year. The new oxygen production plant will fully cover the needs of the client (О-I).

The plant is built on the production premises of the customer, and oxygen is supplied through a pipeline directly to the glass melting furnace. The technology of oxy-fuel combustion, which is used for glass melting, allows to significantly reduce emissions into the atmosphere, which positively impacts the ecology of the region.

“This new system reduces our carbon and NOx (nitrous oxide) emissions and clearly supports our commitment to O-I’s sustainability goals” said Viivika Remmel, O-I Country Group Executive, North East Europe. “We appreciate great collaboration and professionalism of Elme Messer Gaas which supported us in implementation this new state-of-the-art gas-oxy furnace”.

Elme Messer Gaas has implemented the project through its subsidiary VPSA Järvakandi OÜ. The total investments to the Project are around 5 Mln.Euros. The Project has also created new working places.

«This project is unique both for Elme Messer Gaas company, and for Estonia as a whole – the new oxygen plant was designed and built to satisfy the entire needs of our client. It shows once more our flexibility and customer focus» - commented Igor Berman, Member of the Board of AS Elme Messer Gaas company. 

Background:

AS Elme Messer Gaas– is the leading gas company, which produces and sells different types of industrial, food and medical gases. The company operates four air separation units and conducts business in five countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine. The company was established in 1999 as a joint venture of two large industrial holdings: BLRT Grupp (Estonia) and Messer Group (Germany).

Owens-Illinois (O-I)is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $6.8 billion in 2014 and employs approximately 21,100 people at 75 plants in 21 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit o-i.com.