Silicon thin-film equipment supplier BudaSolar Technologies has secured a contract with China City Investments Limited, a project company set up by Chinese investors to supply an 85MW turnkey a-Si thin-film line. The agreement is the first phase of the Dalian City Industrial Park Project targeting the development of a vertically integrated production complex that will include a glass factory set-up by Harcon Co. of Hungary. The plans call for a cumulative PV production capacity of 1GW, ramped in 10 phases. The construction of the complex is set to begin in the second quarter of 2010, with initial production starting in the second half of 2011.
BudaSolar Technologies has previously supplied a turnkey thin-film line to Grupo UniSolar SA in Spain.
BudaSolar will also supply a TCO coating system fully matched to the requirements of the PV production lines. As part of the project, large numbers of technical staff and management will be trained in Europe, according to the company.