Industrial gases company, BOC, has been awarded a long-term contract to supply Shanghai Worldbest OFIB Technology (Worldbest), the newly established optical communication division of Shanghai Worldbest (SWC).
BOC will supply Worldbest with bulk and cylinder quantities of helium, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and argon.
SWC was established by the Chinese government to further the development of the China Worldbest Yangtze River Industrial Corridor, a major Chinese science and industry trade zone.
Construction of Worldbest’s optical fibre drawing site in XinHe Town, Chongming County, Shanghai, is nearing completion. When finished later this year, it will become SWC’s production base for single mode, multi-mode and special optical fibres with an annual production capacity of two million fibre kilometres.
BOC is also the primary industrial gases supplier for two of China’s other major industrial parks, the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) and the Suzhou New District (SND).
Neil Greenfield, senior vice president, business development, PGS, commented, “We are confident that our strategy of focused investments in China, such as selective, large-scale investments in infrastructure and strategic joint ventures, will further cement BOC’s leadership position in Asia.”