OCI targets to become world’s second largest polysilicon manufacturer by 2011


Continued capacity ramp at OCI could see the Korean-based polysilicon manufacturer become the world’s second largest producer on the back of another 5,000 metric ton (MT) expansion. The construction will begin in June 2010, with completion expected by October 2011 at a total cost of KRW 220 billion. The new expansion at its existing facility Gunsan, Jeollabukdo, Korea would result in a capacity of 32,000MT per annum with one of the lowest manufacturing costs.

OCI claims to be producing and supplying 10-nine grade polysilicon, with the production capacity capability to produce 11-nine grade purity polysilicon.

The polysilicon producer has a capacity of 6,500MT at its P1 Plant, 10,500MT capacity at P2 Plant and 10,000MT at is P3 Plant, which will be completed in December 2010. OCI will have a total production capacity of 27,000MT but with debottlenecking activities expects capacity to top 32,000MT.

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