GT Solar International has signed a new deal with Powertec Energy worth US$93.9 million. The order will see GT Solar deliver a complete collection of its polysilicon production equipment and technology, including its SDR 400 reactors, hydrochlorination, filament and product processing equipment to the Taiwan polysilicon producer. A delivery date for the equipment was not released.
“Our goal is to become a leading supplier of polysilicon to support the growth of the world PV industry,” said Scott Kou, chief executive officer of Powertec Energy. “To ensure a low-risk and rapid startup of our new production facility, we wanted proven technology that could deliver high quality material for the lowest polysilicon production costs. GT Solar’s polysilicon technology and complete range of engineering services will allow us to quickly ramp our plant to volume production while delivering the highest return on our investment.”
Installation of GT Solar’s tool and technology suite will take place at Powertec’s new polysilicon facility, which is anticipated to launch production in 2012. GT Solar will include this order in its backlog for its current first quarter fiscal year 2012, which ends on July 2.