A new unidentified customer in Asia has placed its first order with GT Solar for polysilicon production equipment totalling US$55.1 million. The order was included in the GT Solar’s backlog for the first quarter of FY12, which ended on July 2.
“As polysilicon prices continue to fall, producers must operate their plants at the highest levels of productivity and efficiency to remain profitable. Our polysilicon production equipment and technology enables customers to produce silicon at one of the lowest costs in the industry,” commented Dave Keck, vice president and general manager of GT Solar’s polysilicon technology business unit.
The new order includes a complete range of polysilicon production equipment including hydrochlorination equipment used for the production of TCS, ‘SDR’ reactors, filament and product processing equipment, and other polysilicon production equipment, provided by GT Solar.
Delivery lead times were not disclosed.