HyGear Asia signs agreement to supply gas recovery system to Obeikan Glass Company


HyGear, the specialist in on-site hydrogen generation and supply, announced today that its subsidiary company, HyGear Asia, has signed an agreement to supply its gas recovery system to Obeikan Glass Company, the largest float/coated/laminated glass manufacturer in the Middle East region located in Yanbu city on the Western part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Hydrogen and nitrogen gas mixtures are used in float glass production as protective atmosphere to prevent oxidation. These gases are injected into the tin bath where liquid glass is floated on molten tin. The most common practice of the production facilities is to vent the used mixed gases into the atmosphere. HyGear’s gas recovery system is developed to recover the used gases, clean them and feed them back into the process. This reduces costs and improves the product quality due to the increased atmosphere refreshment rate. And more importantly, reduces environmental impact of venting particulate matter into the atmosphere.

“We are delighted to expand our activities in the glass industry into the Middle East region with an established company like Obeikan. This demonstrates the confidence in our ability to create value in monetary terms as well as reduction of environmental impact which is key to socially responsible companies like Obeikan Glass,” shared Joanna Kwan, General Manager of HyGear Asia.

“We are pleased of our cooperation with HyGear and we are confident of the technology and our decision to invest on an innovative system. We have no doubt of getting the return on our investment and much more important will enable Obeikan Glass to achieve one of its objectives as to be an environmentally friendly/green facility,” commented Fayez Abdulrazzag, CEO of Obeikan Glass Co.

 About HyGear

At HyGear, we believe that hydrogen will be the fuel of the future. With state-of-the-art technologies to generate and recycle hydrogen at or near the end users’ site, HyGear offers the most optimal and cost-efficient supply with the best reliability and lowest environmental impact. Providing worldwide services in the existing industrial gases market and the upcoming market for hydrogen energy, HyGear is set on a mission to establish local hydrogen sources globally.

As a member of the Xebec Group, we are dedicated to help the world transition to a low-carbon future. Together with our affiliated companies, we deliver premium technologies for renewable natural gas, hydrogen as clean future energy carrier, and on-site generation and recycling of industrial gases. With a global network of technical services companies, we are able to provide installation, servicing and maintenance of our equipment worldwide.

For more information, www.hygear.com and www.xebecinc.com.

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About Obeikan

The state of the art for float, coated and laminated glasses manufacturing. Our vison is to gain superiority and leading position in the float glass industry through value chain processes and pushing the bounders by using innovative solutions and utilizing qualified resources. Our global appearance covers more than 50 countries world-wide.         




HyGear: The Global Hydrogen Source

HyGear: The Global Hydrogen Source