PV equipment specialist Singulus Technologies said it had received contractually agreed payments for CIGS (copper, indium, gallium, selenide) thin-film equipment believed to be for Hanergy’s planned capacity expansions in China.
Singulus had originally signed an order it said was over €15 million wet-chemical coating processing tools from an unidentified customer in China, later confirmed by the company to be with Hanergy Solar, now known as Hanergy Thin Film (HTF). The order was for its second generation TENUIS II platform used for buffer layer deposition.
However, Singulus said that the order had been ratified by the relevant boards with a value of around €20 million. The order would also include inline vacuum coating machines.
As a result, Singulus had placed the order within its order backlog and expected deliveries of the equipment to be undertaken in its current financial year.
Hanergy had previously announced plans to build turnkey production lines in China with a nameplate capacity of 300MW employing MiaSolé-based CIGS sputtering process technology and a second 300MW line using Solibro’s co-evaporating manufacturing process technology.