Tokuyama starts construction polysilicon plant in Malaysia

Tokuyama starts construction of polysilicon plant in Malaysia

11:43 PM, 16th February 2012
Tokuyama starts construction of polysilicon plant in Malaysia

TOKYO, JAPAN: Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a local corporation in Malaysia under Tokuyama Corporation started construction of the second-phase polycrystalline silicon plant at the Samalaju Industrial Park, Malaysia. The construction costs of the second-phase plant are estimated to be approximately ¥100 billion ($1.26 billion) and the new plant will produce polycrystalline silicon for solar cells at an annual production capacity of 13,800 tonne. The company aims to start its operations in April 2014.

The total annual production capacity of Tokuyama Malaysia will be 20,000 tonne, combining the second phase capacity with that of the first-phase plant, which is currently under construction in the same industrial park. In the solar cell market, where accelerating demand is expected in the future, Tokuyama’s present goal is to raise its global share of polycrystalline silicon for solar cells to 10 per cent.

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