Messer announced a $50 million investment to build a large-scale air separation unit (ASU) in McGregor, Texas. The new ASU will operate substantially off of energy supplied from an onsite solar panel array. It is the first Messer plant to be powered by a co-located renewable energy source, helping to reduce carbon footprint. This effort aligns with the company’s core values of environmental protection and sustainability.

“With our expansion in Texas and the inclusion of solar energy, Messer is focused on sustainability and environmental protection,” said Jens Luehring, president & CEO, Messer Americas. “As we move to a renewable-based future, this investment is integral to our green energy initiatives as we continue to serve our customers with a reliable source of supply.”

The new plant will produce gases that fuel growth in central Texas, supporting burgeoning industries in the area including food and beverage, as well as aerospace, chemical, healthcare, oil and gas. The ASU is slated for completion in 2024.

 About Messer Americas

Messer is the largest privately held industrial gas business in the world, and a leading industrial and medical gas company in North and South America. Messer offers over 120 years of expertise in industrial, medical, specialty and electronic gases. The company delivers quality gases, related services and technology via an extensive production and distribution network. Health and safety, sustainability practices and environmental protection are core Messer values that are embedded in the company’s daily operations. Messer Americas is part of the Messer SE & Co. KGaA, representing a USD ~3.8 billion enterprise with presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia.