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Trina Solar taking over Solland Solar’s cell production plant in the Netherlands

The Solland Solar plant was said to have a capacity of 200MW.

Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar has acquired the solar cell manufacturing assets of bankrupt producer, Solland Solar in the Netherlands. No financial details were disclosed. 

PV Tech had previously reported that just before Solland Solar’s parent company Pufin Group filed for insolvency, Trina Solar had secured a supply deal from the Dutch firm for over 200MW of solar cells.

Trina Solar noted that its wholly owned subsidiary, Trina Solar Netherlands, had made the purchase of the plant and planned to re-start production in the coming weeks. 

Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar, said: "We are delighted with the successful completion of the transaction and believe that the acquisition enables us to expand the global manufacturing footprint of Trina Solar in an efficient manner. This investment will be one of the components of our ongoing global expansion strategy. In particular, this new cell facility in Europe, along with our in-house manufacturing capacity in Thailand and other overseas capacities allows us to leverage our global resources so that we can further expand our presence and enhance our competitive edge in overseas markets, especially the U.S. and Europe."

Trina Solar has guided 2015 PV module shipments to be in the range of 5.5GW to 5.6GW and has been ramping its Thailand production facility to 700MW of nameplate solar cell capacity and 500MW of module capacity. 

The Solland Solar plant was said to have a capacity of 200MW.

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