Bulk and Specialty Gases, Equipment and Engineering Set for New China PV Plant
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (October 13, 2009) – Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced it has signed a turnkey gas supply contract to provide its SunSource™ Solutions liquid bulk and specialty gases, related gas distribution equipment, and engineering services to DuPont Apollo (Shenzhen) Limited at its new amorphous silicon thin-film photovoltaic (PV) facility in GuangMing New District, Shenzhen, China.
The contract includes the long-term supply of nitrogen, hydrogen, argon, oxygen and specialty gases, such as silane, as well as phosphine mixtures and other dopant gases. Air Products also has installed complete gas distribution systems from its source containers to the point of use within DuPont’s Shenzhen facility.
“Air Products is very excited to be working with DuPont. We believe our expertise and complete turnkey offerings will enable a fast ramp to meet DuPont’s growth plans,” said Corning Painter, Air Products’ vice president and general manager, Global Electronics Division. “Our leading role in the semiconductor and TFT-LCD markets gives us an advantage in supporting the rapidly growing PV market and helping PV customers to reach grid parity sooner.”
DuPont has long been a leading supplier of PV materials, primarily serving the crystalline silicon cell and module markets, and is building a new research center in Hong Kong and a manufacturing facility in Shenzhen to support the emerging amorphous silicon, thin-film PV market. As a leading supplier to the TFT-LCD and other electronics industries, Air Products is ideally suited to supply large PV fabs like DuPont’s new facility.
Air Products’ SunSource Solutions is a portfolio of gases, chemicals, equipment, on-site services and project management offerings that can help PV customers lower their costs, get a new PV fab online on-time, and keep it running efficiently. For more information on Air Products’ SunSource offerings, please visit:
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Air Products had fiscal 2008 revenues of $10.4 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 21,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit:
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