Praxair China has signed a contract with Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd. to supply welding gases used in the production of its newest high-speed train.

A subsidiary of China Northern Locomotive & Rolling Stock Industry Group (CNR), the Tangshan RailwayVehicle Co is producing a new high-speed train with a top speed of 350 km per hour.

As its part of the deal, Praxair China will supply the customer with a laser welding gas mixture which is used during the manufacture of the vehicle body of the state-of-the-art express train.

During the project evaluation, Praxair China was able to meet the very strict technical and safety standards that are required for the welding gas mixture.

“We are proud of winning this welding gas contract with Tangshan Railway Vehicle and look forward to contributing to the rapidly growing high-speed railway industry of China,” said David Chow, President of Praxair China.

Prior to this contract, Praxair China had supplied welding gases to Tangshan Railway Vehicle for its 300 km per hour high-speed train production.