Corporation has been selected by Renewable Energy Corporation (REC)
Group to design, build and manage its planned solar panel manufacturing
facility in Singapore. The contract, worth approximately $420 million,
will see Fluor oversee all procurement and services and elements such
as infrastructure and utilities for the company’s venture.
The new facility will produce wafers, cells and modules for the global market. Groundbreaking took place in July 2008, while production is expected to commence in early 2010. REC plans to produce 740MW of wafers, 550MW of cells and 590MW of modules by 2012
The contract is further to the current work being done by Fluor for REC’s polysilicon production facility expansion in Moses Lake, Washington, which will be completed in 2009. REC expects to double polysilicon production at the site.
By Síle Mc Mahon