DANBURY, CT, July 15, 2008 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has been chosen by Pevafersa Group as the supplier of gases, gas equipment and gas management services for Pevafersa’s solar cell manufacturing facility in Toro, Spain.
Praxair will provide on-site supply of gases as well as gas delivery equipment and management services needed for the project, which will produce 120Mw of solar cells per year. The first phase of manufacturing is estimated to begin in September 2008.
A leader in Spain, Praxair has a 25-year proven track record in the solar cell manufacturing sector, with research and development centers for semiconductors and renewable energies.
“Pevafersa faces many challenges with the construction of our new solar cell manufacturing facility. Praxair brings experience and quality products and services necessary for a successful start-up,” said Enrique García, marketing director, Pevafersa.
The Pevafersa Group was founded in Toro, Spain, by Vicente Fernández, over 10 years ago. It is currently the leading manufacturer of solar panels and other associated equipment for the production of photovoltaic electric power. It is also the group which has grown most quickly within the solar power sector in Spain, boasting over 5,000 satisfactorily supplied installations. More information on Pevafersa is available on the Internet at www.pevafersa.com/en/.
Praxair, Inc. is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2007 sales of $9.4 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.