Tokuyama build second polycrystalline silicon capacity in Malaysia

Tokuyama to build second polycrystalline silicon capacity in Malaysia

12:34 PM, 17th June 2011
Tokuyama to build second polycrystalline silicon capacity in Malaysia

TOKYO, JAPAN: Tokuyama Corporation has decided to conduct a second-phase construction project to build an additional polycrystalline silicon plant at the Samalaju Industrial Park in Sarawak, Malaysia. The second-phase plant will produce polycrystalline silicon for solar cells at an annual production capacity of 13,800 ton. The plant construction costs are estimated to be approximately ¥ 100 billion ($ 1.24 billion). Construction is scheduled to commence in April 2012 and the company aims to start operations in January 2015.

When the construction of the second-phase project is completed, the total annual production capacity of Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, will be 20,000 ton in Malaysia, combined with capacity of the plant under construction.

Tokuyama has designated the polycrystalline silicon business as a core strategically growing business and is actively expanding its operations. The company’s present goal is to raise its current global share of polycrystalline silicon for solar cells, which is estimated to be about 5 to 10 per cent or more while maintaining its current global share of polycrystalline silicon for semiconductors of 20 per cent or more.

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