Air Products (APD) Announces Supply Contract With Gadir Solar

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09:07:51 am on January 27, 2009

Air Products just announced a new turnkey gas supply contract with Gadir Solar. Under the agreement, Air Products will supply Gadir with liquid specialty gases used in manufacturing thin-film solar products for its new facility in Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain. Air Products will also provide Gadir with equipment for handling the gases and related support.

From the company’s press release, here are more details about the contract and a quote from one of Air Product’s general managers:

The contract includes the long-term supply of nitrogen, hydrogen, argon, oxygen, and specialty gases such as silane, NF3 (nitrogen trifluoride), and dopant gases. Air Products will also install and operate the complete gas distribution systems from the source containers to the point of use.

“Air Products is very excited to be working with Gadir as their gas supply partner. Gadir is a leader in the Spanish energy market, and we feel our expertise and complete turnkey offerings will enable a fast ramp to meet Gadir’s growth plans,” said Jeff Handelman, Air Products general manager, Photovoltaics. “Our cost roadmap and partnership approach ensures our customers will always have a secure and reliable supplier that can grow with them, regardless of geography. We are committed to achieving the lowest cost of ownership for our customers and assisting them to reach the overall industry goal of grid parity.”

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