Air Liquide building EU’s largest nitrogen unit for PV

Air Liquide says it is building Europe’s largest nitrogen production unit for Germany’s PV industry, located in Thalheim near Leipzig.

September 22, 2009 – Air Liquide says it is building Europe’s largest nitrogen production unit for Germany’s PV industry, located in Thalheim near Leipzig.

The €10M on-site production unit, due to start up in 2010, will serve all customers in the high-tech park (notably Q-Cells, its CdTe subsidiary Calyxo GmbH, and Sunfilm AG), with eventual output of 38,000 tons/year

“By combining the needs of the major companies and investing in a single large unit, we are pleased of being able to offer a very energy effective and flexible solution for the nitrogen consumption of customers in Thalheim,” said Guy Salzgeber, VP of European industrial business for Air Liquide and member of the company’s executive committee, in a statement.

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