A Ukrainian company has placed an order with centrotherm photovoltaics AG for the supply of multiple reactors and converters for the production of around 2,500 tons of polysilicon. The deal also encompasses engineering services for the construction of the polysilicon plant that will also include centrotherm photovoltaics’ new vent gas recovery system.
“Our customers are relying on technological expertise from Blaubeuren, and are increasingly demanding fully integrated solutions for the production of solar cells and solar silicon. When making such purchasing decisions, they are specifically targeting companies that address extensive sections of the value-creation chain,” noted Robert Hartung, CEO of centrotherm photovoltaics AG. “Our new vent gas recovery system allows us to integrate a further step in the value-creation chain. The rapid growth of our order book position reflects the fact that we are consistently pursuing the course we have opted for, and that our strategy is succeeding.”
The new polysilicon plant will be constructed in the southeast of the Ukraine with the equipment expected to be delivered in the autumn of 2009.
centrotherm photovoltaics said that the new deal takes its order book to €978 million of which 44 percent comes from plant and engineering services for polysilicon production.