LDK Solar has installed a third polysilicon train at its Mahong manufacturing plant in Xinyu, China. This is the last 5,000MT train to be added to the site and takes the total capacity at Mahong to 15,000MT.
Ramping up of the train will begin immediately and, aided by the experience of ramping up the previous two trains, LDK expects it to reach full capacity production towards the end of 2011. The new line takes combined capacity at LDK’s Mahong and Xiacun polysilicon plants past the 17,000MT mark. Additionally, upon completion of debottlenecking and hydrochlorination at both sites, as well as the line B project in Xiacun plant, the company expects annual capacity to reach 25,000MT by mid-2012.
“Mechanical completion of the third train in the Mahong polysilicon plant is significant for LDK Solar as well as the PV industry,” said Goran Bye, LDK Polysilicon’s president and CEO. “It will greatly expand LDK Solar's access to polysilicon, lower vertical integrated cost of final solar products and support our customers' growing demands.”