BOC India (BOCI), a member of the Linde Group, has signed four new long-term gas supply deals with PV manufacturers Moser Baer, Euro Multivision, Solar Semiconductor and Indo Solar. With India readying itself for the unveiling of its first solar power target, which pledges to boost output from near zero to 20GW by 2020, BOCI’s new deals reinforces Linde’s standing as a key gas supplier in the PV industry.
“As India plans its solar energy production targets, BOCI is committed to the common goal of bringing the cost of solar electricity to grid parity for mass adoption, by reducing cost per watt of solar cell production,” said Srikumar Menon, managing director, BOC India. “Our relationships with this growing list of leading Indian manufacturers are testament to the value of our investment in establishing world class execution capability to serve this rapidly growing and technically demanding industry.”
For Moser Baer, BOCI will provide on-site manufacturing of critical gases for the Greater Noida, India facility. They will also focus on using technology solutions to provide the most advantageous gas usage and India’s first on-site Total Gas Management (TGM) service.
The deal with Indo Solar will see BOCI as the exclusive supplier of bulk nitrogen, silane and other specialty gases. BOCI will supply the facility with TGM services and install the distribution and monitoring systems.
BOCI will lead the way for the development of a gas supply infrastructure in Fab City Hyderabad. Solar Semiconductor’s new crystalline silicon cell plant in Fab City will use BOCI to expand its gas and chemical delivery to support future investments.
Finally, working with Euro Multivision in Gujarat, BOCI is supplying the bulk and special gases needed for their new 40MW crystalline cell manufacturing facility in Kutch.