Dynamic Engineering has signed a comprehensive polysilicon services contract with Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development, a subsidiary of China-based GCL Solar Energy Technology.
The services being provided by DEI to GCL Solar include the upgrading of trichlorosilane purity and purification capacity, optimization of existing CVD reactors, and elimination of waste DCS through conversion to TCS in DEI’s patent-pending DCS conversion process.
DEI said it is revamping the existing TCS purification process to increase purity and capacity. The deposition reactors will be optimized to increase deposition efficiency, improve quality, and increase output up to 40%. The Houston-based engineering company will also install a set of its proprietary DCS redistribution converters.
“We have several diverse teams of experts on-site and assisting with the expansion of GCL Solar’s plant in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China,” said Greg Heausler, DEI’s senior project director of services. “We are pleased to be participating in this project, which will allow GCL Solar to become one of the world’s largest producers of quality polysilicon.”
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
GCL Solar, which delivered its first batch of polysilicon in 2007, believes that as a result of this project, its annual production capacity will reach 18,000 MT by year’s end and 21,000 MT by the end of 2010.