NorSun to start Saudi Arabia JV polysilicon plant project

PVTech: NorSun has formed a Joint Venture with Saudi Arabian companies Swicorp-Joussour (Swicorp) and Chemical Development Company (CDC) to build and operate a new polysilicon plant with an initial capacity equivalent to 500MW per year. The plant will be established in the industrial city of Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

Commercial production is planned to commence in 2010. The site will allow for subsequent expansions up to an annual production capacity equivalent to 2000MW. NorSun will initially own 50 percent of the shareholding in the company, while Swicorp and CDC will have a 25 percent stake each.

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