Linde Gas Italia, a division of the Linde Group, has been awarded the exclusive contract to supply high purity gases to Italy’s first thin-film solar module manufacturing plant. Under the deal, Linde will provide the Moncada Energy Group s.r.l., a leading private producer of renewable energy in Italy, with turnkey installation of the plant’s bulk and specialty gases supply systems. On an ongoing basis, it will also deliver nitrogen, hydrogen, silane and chamber cleaning gases essential for thin-film solar cells production to the plant in Campofranco, Sicily. (Source: Business Wire, May 26, 2009)

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