27 November 2012

Tyczka building €23 million air separation plant in Austria

- Plant to commence operating in 4th quarter of 2014 
- €8 mn follow-up investment for customer tanks & road tankers

Linz - 26 November 2012 - With the construction of a production plant for technical gases, the medium-sized Tyczka group of companies is again investing in the future and growth of the industrial gas business. The planned production centre on the Braunau/Neukirchen Industrial Park (Austria) has a capacity of 215 tonnes per day, the amount invested being around 23 million Euros. It will take approximately 2 years to build, and the plant is planned to commence operating in the 4th quarter of 2014. In September 2012 Tyczka Air Austria GmbH, with its registered office in Braunau, was set up to supervise the fluid industrial gas business. 

The new air separation plant will enable us to produce and market independently technical gases in the three-country triangle of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, and will enable the Tyczka Group to become involved in the on-site supply of major customers via a pipeline”, says Dr. Frank Götzelmann, manager of Tyczka Energie. “Besides signing long-term contracts with the pipeline customer AMAG Austria Metall AG, substantial support from the Province of Upper Austria have helped lay the foundation for the air separation plant”. 

The industrial site of AMAG borders directly on the land of Tyczka Air Austria. In the new air separation plant air is separated into its main constituents of oxygen, nitrogen and argon. Some of these technical gases are fed in gaseous form directly to the neighbouring customer AMAG Austria Metall AG, thereby ensuring its supply of oxygen and nitrogen. Most of the technical gases produced are liquefied and supplied mainly to customers in Austria and Bavaria by road tankers. 

A further 8 million Euros are planned as a follow-up investment for customer tanks and road tankers. Dr. Frank Götzelmann and Dr. Peter Biedenkopf, who already perform management functions within the Tyczka Group, will be taking over the management of Tyczka Air Austria. With initially 14 employees on the Braunau Industrial Park, and an interesting product portfolio, Tyczka Air Austria is therefore providing the basis for further development of the Braunau/Neukirchen Industrial Park since technical gases are used in numerous industrial processes. 

Tyczka Energie GmbH is the management company of the medium-sized Tyczka Group, with its registered office in Geretsried, Germany. Its core business areas are the supply of energy with LPG (propane and butane) in which it is the market leader in Austria, with operations throughout Europe, together with industrial gases and carbon dioxide. 

Source: Tyczka Energie