Japan’s Chiyoda bags deal to build Malaysian silicon plant

06 October 2010 10:40  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan's engineering firm Chiyoda Corp said on Wednesday it has secured a deal to build a 6,000 tonnes/year polycrystalline silicon plant for solar cells in Malaysia, for chemical producer Tokuyama Corp.

The amount of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was not disclosed.

Construction of the plant in Samalaju in Sarawak state would begin next year, with the plant start-up slated in 2013, Chiyoda said in a statement.

In August 2010, Tokuyama had estimated the cost of building the plant, along with related utility facilities and infrastructure, at yen (Y) 80bn ($961m).

($1 = Y83.22)

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