Berlin-based thin-film solar module manufacturer Inventux Technologies AG has announced that it has awarded a major gas supply contract to Linde Nippon Sanso, part of The Linde Group. Linde will supply a wide range of high-purity gases to Inventux in an undisclosed “long-term” contract for use in its manufacturing processes of its new 33MWp plant in Berlin.
The contract will see the supply of engineering services for the turn-key gas systems, an onsite Total Gas Management service, as well as supply of on-site-generated bulk nitrogen (N2), oxygen (O2), hydrogen (H2), silane (SiH4) and all cylinder gases. The gas supply began at the end of June 2008.
“We are extremely proud to be working with Inventux for this leading-edge project,” said Andreas Guenther, President of Linde Nippon Sanso. ”This collaboration with a pioneering manufacturer reinforces our goal to develop and apply advanced gas technologies to help solar cell and module manufacturers move toward grid parity.”
By Síle Mc Mahon