News on Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

News on suppliers, market trends and technology innovations in polysilicon and wafer production is selected, assessed and written for you by Bernreuter Research.

Daqo New Energy's CEO Gongda Yao

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Chinese polysilicon and wafer producer Daqo New Energy Corp. has announced that Dr. Gongda Yao (59) will step down as its Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect for personal reasons.

Daqo New Energy’s polysilicon plant in Shihezi, Xinjiang

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Daqo will expand the capacity of its polysilicon plant in Xinjiang by 7,000 tons by the end of 2018 and will further increase its capacity by 5,000 MT through debottlenecking by the end of 2019.

Tongwei logo on building

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After announcing a new polysilicon plant with a capacity of 25,000 tons in Leshan in March, Chinese Tongwei Group is planning to build another 25,000-ton plant in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.

Monocrystalline solar wafers from Zhonghuan Semiconductor

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GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, China’s largest polysilicon producer, has closed a framework agreement with Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, a manufacturer of monocrystalline wafers, for collaboration in several areas.

Drawing of GCL-Poly’s polysilicon plant in Xinjiang

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Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon, a subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, and Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, a manufacturer of monocrystalline wafers, have agreed to subscribe for new shares in Xinjiang GCL.

Port of Mundra, Gujarat state, India

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Indian logistics conglomerate Adani and Chinese industrial giant East Hope have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to invest $300 million in manufacturing units in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Rectifying tower at Jiangsu Zhongneng’s polysilicon plant in Xuzhou, Jiangsu

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GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has announced that it will build a new polysilicon plant with a total capacity of 60,000 metric tons in Xinjiang in northwestern China.