GCL-SI suffered COVID-19 outbreak at major manufacturing operations in Jiangsu, China

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GCL-SI said that the COVID-19 outbreak had occurred in the first quarter of 2020, while production had now resumed. Image: GCL-SI

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) has disclosed that its manufacturing operations in Jiangsu, China had suffered an outbreak of COVID-19 that had necessitated a temporary partial shutdown.
The company did not state exactly when the event took place and for how long some operations were halted while anti-epidemic measures were instigated before production resumed.

However, GCL-SI said that the COVID-19 outbreak had occurred in the first quarter of 2020, while production had now resumed.
The SMSL also noted that it is currently planning to invest in a new large-scale module assembly production base. The company recently announced plans to invest in a 2.5GW integrated shingled solar cell module assembly plant.
In a separate statement, GCL-SI said it ‘Siyang Economic Development Zone Industry, a wholly-owned state-owned capital operation of the Siyang County People's Government was to invest in the company for the first time via a share purchase between RMB 500 million (US$70.6 million) to RMB 1 billion (US$141.3 million), due to confidence in the company's future sustainable development and recognition of the company's intrinsic value locally. 

Meanwhile, the company has also revealed that it has signed an agreement with the Hefei government to build 60GW of solar module capacity between 2020 and 2024 in East Hefei.

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