Japan's Tokuyama Corp Yamaguchi polysilicon unit ‘partially shut’

25 July 2012 04:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Tokuyama Corp’s 9,200/tonne year polysilicon plant at Shunan in Japan’s Yamaguchi prefecture has been “partially shut” since the first week of July, a source close to a company said on Wednesday.

The unit is currently undergoing an annual overhaul that will last for a month, the source said.

In May last year, the company announced that it will spend yen (Y) 11bn ($141m) to expand its polysilicon capacity by debottlenecking its Yamaguchi plant and by adding a new plant.

“It is currently still on schedule,” said the source, citing that the expansion would be completed in the first half of 2013.

($1 = Y78.19)

By: Samuel Wong

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