LDK Solar subsidiary LDK Silicon & Chemical Technology has been invited by the City Government of Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, to construct a 30,000MT polysilicon manufacturing facility in the region’s Jinsan Development Zone. The groundbreaking ceremony took place today, and the additional capacity will take LDK Silicon’s total polysilicon production capacity to 55,000MT per annum by the end of 2013.
The company has existing polysilicon production capacity of 17,000MT per annum, taking into consideration the outputs of the Mahong and Xiacun polysilicon plants in Xinyu, Jiangxi Province, in China. This figure is expected to increase to 25,000MT by mid-2012.
“The groundbreaking of our 30,000MT per annum polysilicon plant in Hohhot City is a significant milestone for LDK Silicon and an important event for the PV industry,” said Goran Bye, president and CEO of LDK Silicon. “With access to the vastly available and competitively priced energy and other resources in Inner Mongolia, the new Hohhot facility will help to further lower the competitive manufacturing cost structure of LDK Silicon.”