Praxair to supply gases to Trina Solar plant in China

Praxair China has won a new contract with Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. to supply silane, ammonia, argon, nitrogen and oxygen to Trina Solar’s new production facility in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, officials said on Monday.

Praxair China has already been supplying Trina Solar’s other production facilities in the west and southeast sites of Trina Solar Industrial Park in Changzhou, the company noted.

Praxair China will deliver silane in tube trailers, contributing reliability, safety and flexibility in product supply, it said.

“We value Praxair's contribution to our manufacturing excellence in terms of safety, supply reliability and quick response,” said Patrick Lu, Trina Solar’s vice president of supply chain management.

“When the global economic outlook is challenging, Praxair’s effective support of our project has great significance for our position in the solar market,” Mr. Lu added.

“Praxair China is pleased to further strengthen our partnership with Trina Solar,” said Minda Ho, president of Praxair China.

“In addition to helping this leading solar company drive the cost competitiveness required to grow the industry, we also share Trina Solar’s goals of energy efficiency and delivering environmental benefits.”

Exact terms of the agreement, including financial details, were not disclosed.

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