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Construction site of Ferrosolar’s 1,400-ton plant for upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon in Puertollano, Ciudad Real province, Castile-La Mancha autonomous region, Spain

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In a joint venture with Ferroglobe, Spanish Arinka PV Group intends to start production of upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon in Puertollano – not of wafers, as pv magazine has reported.

Ferroglobe’s cost reduction plan 2019

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Ferroglobe has announced that construction of the upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon factory of its subsidiary Silicio Ferrosolar in Spain “is on standby until end market conditions improve.”

Multicrystalline silicon block from upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon made by Silicio Ferrosolar

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Ferrosolar is currently building a factory for upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon in Puertollano in Spain, which is slated to open in late 2018. The company claims a multicrystalline cell efficiency of 18.5% for its unblended UMG material.

Key data of Feroglobe’s UMG silicon plant in Puertollano, Spain

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Silicon metal producer Ferroglobe has announced it will build a 1,400-ton plant in Puertollano in the Spanish province of Ciudad Real to supply the solar industry with upgraded metallurgical-grade silicon.