REC Silicon affirms production start of Chinese joint venture in Q4

REC Silicon’s Q3 2017 update on FBR joint venture in Yulin
REC Silicon gave an update on the start-up of its Chinese joint venture at the presentation of its third quarter results – Slide: REC Silicon

Denying assertions of Chinese competitors, REC Silicon has affirmed that TianREC, its joint venture with Shaanxi Non-Ferrous Tianhong New Energy Co., Ltd., will start up production of (mono)silane and granular polysilicon in Yulin, Shaanxi province as planned in the fourth quarter of 2017.

At the presentation of his company’s third quarter results on October 30, CEO Tore Torvund said that the first fluidized bed reactor (FBR) would start operation using imported (mono)silane by November 3 and the plant’s first of two silane units would start by the end of 2017. The complete FBR plant with an annual capacity of 19,000 metric tons would be up and running by the end of the first quarter of 2018 – see the webcast at minute 34:25.

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