DC Chemical has placed an order with GT Solar worth $173 million with GT Solar for polysilicon CVD reactors as part of DC Chemical’s aggressive production ramp to meet long-term supply contracts. This is the third contract signed between the two companies.
“Higher global energy prices, increased environmental awareness and the desire for energy security are accelerating the adoption of solar power. In addition, governments around the world have implemented various tariffs, tax credits and other incentives designed to encourage the use of solar power,” said Tom Zarrella, president and chief executive officer for GT Solar International. “DC Chemical has constructed its first polysilicon plant, has begun manufacturing polysilicon, and recently announced a large-scale expansion. We are proud to be working with this forward-thinking company and pleased to support their expanding operations.”
“GT Solar has been a trusted provider of equipment and expertise to DC Chemical since we entered the high-value, high-growth polysilicon business more than two years ago,” said Mr. Shin, DC Chemical’s vice chairman. “We look forward to utilizing our new reactors to increase our polysilicon production capabilities at our existing facility in Gunsan, South Korea, and to strengthening our relationship with GT Solar.”
Shipments of the CVD reactors signed in this latest contract are expected to begin in April 2009.