Insolvent PV manufacturer and developer firm Conergy has said its module manufacturing plant will be operational again soon.
The company said all other operations would continue as usual with discussions about restarting work at the Frankfurt-based module factory ongoing.
“Much like the employees and the works council, we want to quickly restart module manufacture,” said Sven-Holger Undritz of the firm’s insolvency administrator White and Case. “However, we are currently consulting with various stakeholder groups including political representatives.”
The company claims to have “well-filled order books” for its modules and is keen to recommence work as soon as possible.
Manufacturing has continued at Conergy’s balance of power subsidiary Mounting Systems.
“Production at Mounting Systems has not been interrupted and will continue as it is in the future. Business will continue uninterrupted,” said Undritz.
“Manufacturing is running at very good utilisation levels and Mounting Systems will therefore continuously be in a position to supply. Initially, nothing will change for the 200 or so employees there,” he added.
The company filed insolvency papers with a German court on Friday
Employees in sales and services at the Conergy parent company will also initially continue with business as usual.
Undritz said employee salaries are safe for at least three months with staff offered reassurances at meetings across its main German sites.
Conergy said it was “optimistic” that its foreign subsidiaries would not be adversely affected by the insolvency proceedings in Germany.