A long-term contract to supply high purity nitrogen from an on-site air separation unit and bulk oxygen for Bosch Solar’s new manufacturing site in Erfurt, Germany has been signed with Linde Nippon Sanso (LNS), a subsidiary of The Linde Group. LNS already supplies specialty gases to both Bosch’s crystalline and thin film operations.
The Bosch Erfurt facility (formerly ersol) is currently ramping. At full capacity the facility is expected to have the ability to produce 630MW of crystalline solar modules per annum.
“This latest contract further strengthens our relationship with Bosch, a leader in both thin-film and crystalline photovoltaic (PV) production,” says Andreas Guenther, President Linde Nippon Sanso. “We already supply Bosch Solar at this site in Arnstadt with specialty gases, as well as a wide range of gases to Bosch’s nearby thin-film facility.”