Praxair’s Chinese division, Praxair China, recently announced a long-term supply contract with Beijing Jin Jing Solar Materials Co., Ltd. According to the new agreement, Praxair China will supply on-site industrial gases for its key growth project, namely, the low-emissivity oxy-fuel float glass production lines.
Joe Cappello, President of Praxair Asia, expressed his pride regarding the latest agreement. He remarked, “We’re proud to be selected by Jin Jing Group as the industrial gas supplier and very glad to support the growth of its glass business. Praxair is committed to bringing reliability, safety and quality products, along with value-added and energy-efficient solutions to our customers in China.”
In order to accommodate the new supply demands, Praxair China will build one air separation unit, two vacuum-pressure-swing-adsorption plants and one steam-methane-reforming-plant. These facilities will enable Praxair China to meet Beijing Jin Jing’s oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen demands. These gases are expected to offer energy savings in natural gas while also reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Praxair has scheduled facility start-up during the first quarter of 2012.