15 April 2008 14:10 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Fluor has won a contract from LDK Solar to build the world’s largest polysilicon pant in Xinyu City in China’s Jiangxi province, the US petrochemicals engineering firm said on Tuesday.
The contract for the 15,000 tonne/year facility also included a 90,000 tonne/year trichlorosilane plant, chemical vapour deposition reactors, converters, associated utilities and infrastructure, it said.
Current global polysilicon capacity was 100,000 tonnes/year, Fluor said.
Fluor had also handled the project's $1bn front-end engineering and design contract.
"Fluor and LDK Solar are dedicated to bringing this fast-track project online to meet the increasing worldwide demand for polysilicon-based renewable energy sources," said David Seaton, president of Fluor's energy and chemicals group.
The project is expected to be completed by July 2009.
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