The joint venture polysilicon plant between Samsung Fine Chemicals and MEMC (SMP) has placed equipment and technology orders with GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) for silane equipment and technology that would be used in the production of fluidized bed polysilicon using MEMC fluidized bed reactor technology. GTAT also noted it received an order for its trichlorosilane (TCS) technology and equipment from a new, unidentified polysilicon customer. The orders are valued at a total of US$65.5 million.
“We have a strong record of helping to develop highly productive and low-cost TCS and now Silane production plants around the world and we are excited to be working with SMP Ltd. on this important project,” said Dave Keck, vice president and general manager of GT’s polysilicon business. “The SMP project is an important step in our continued support of the renewable energy industry in Korea and we are proud to be associated with this project and working with Samsung Fine Chemicals and incumbent MEMC.”