Air Products has signed a contract with a global photovoltaic manufacturer in Malaysia for the company's SunSource Solutions gases, equipment and services. The turnkey gas-supply contract includes bulk and specialty gases, specialty chemicals, and related gas-distribution equipment to support the customer's new crystalline PV facility in Melaka, Malaysia.
The contract includes the long-term supply of on-site nitrogen, hydrogen, argon and oxygen, as well as specialty gases such as silane, ammonia and nitrogen trifluoride. The Melaka solar cell manufacturing plant aims to reach a capacity of more than 1 GW of crystalline solar cells per year by 2012.
The customer owns and operates two other PV plants in the Philippines. It is headquartered and hosts a research and development facility in San Jose, Calif.
SOURCE: Air Products