LDK Solar (LDK) Hits Milestone In Plant Construction

LDK Solar just announced that is has finished building its first 5,000 metric ton train in its new polysilicon plant in Xinyu, China. Once completed, the plant will have an annualĀ  capacity of 15,000 metric tons.

In a press release, representatives of both LDK and Fluor commented on the achievement:

“We are very excited to reach this major milestone in the construction of our 15,000 MT polysilicon facility,” commented Nick Sarno, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at LDK Solar. “Commissioning of the first train and startup plans in this facility are underway. We remain on target to ramp to full 5,000 MT capacity over the next two quarters.”

“The excellent cooperation between LDK Solar and the Fluor project teams has been the key driver to achieving this milestone for this world-class, fast-track polysilicon project,” said Peter Oosterveer, President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Group. “We remain on schedule to meet upcoming major construction goals in order to enable LDK Solar to start polysilicon production as planned.”

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