50-Million-Dollar Investment Messer to Build USA’s First Solar-Powered ASU

Source: Press release

Messer has plans to develop a mega air separation unit (ASU) in Texas, USA which will be powered with solar energy. This will enable the company to reduce CO2 emissions at the site.

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Messer's new facility will produce gases that will fuel growth in central Texas, USA and support the region's burgeoning industries.
Messer's new facility will produce gases that will fuel growth in central Texas, USA and support the region's burgeoning industries.
(Source: Messer)

Bad Soden/Germany – Messer is investing more than 50 million dollars in the construction of a large air separation plant in McGregor, Texas, USA. The production plant for air gases is mainly operated with energy from a solar park on site. This makes it the first air separation plant from Messer whose energy requirements are covered by a renewable energy source close to the site in order to reduce CO2 emissions.

"Our expansion in Texas and the use of solar energy underscore Messer's focus on environmental protection and sustainability," says Jens Luehring, CEO of Messer Americas. "This investment is an integral part of our journey towards a future based on renewable energies initiatives for green energy, with which we can continue to ensure a reliable supply to our customers.”

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The new facility will produce gases that will fuel growth in central Texas and support the region's burgeoning industries, including aerospace, chemical, electronics, food and beverage, healthcare, metals and oil and gas industry. Completion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

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