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

Polysilicon plant of OCI in Bintulu, a coastal city in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia

OCI’s polysilicon business mainly depends on customer Longi

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OCI’s Malaysian polysilicon subsidiary has signed a three-year supply contract with Longi, the world’s largest solar wafer maker. The volume of 77,700 tons will fill OCI’s production capacity for the most part.

Polysilicon plant of Xinte Energy in Urumqi, Xinjiang region, China

Xinte planning 200,000-ton polysilicon plant in Inner Mongolia

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Xinjiang-based polysilicon manufacturer Xinte Energy has announced plans to build a 200,000-ton plant in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, with construction of the first 100,000-ton phase starting in 2021.

Polysilicon supply contracts of Longi Green Energy Technology and Zhonghuan Semiconductor

Longi and Zhonghuan secure granular polysilicon from GCL

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Longi Green Energy Technology and Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the world’s two largest makers of monocrystalline solar wafers, have closed major supply contracts with GCL’s polysilicon subsidiary Jiangsu Zhongneng.

Polysilicon sales contracts of Xinte Energy from 2021 through 2025

Xinte’s polysilicon sales contracts point to further expansion

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China-based polysilicon manufacturer Xinte Energy has to increase its production capacity by 2023 in order to fulfill its three new five-year sales contracts with JA Solar, Longi and Wuxi Shangji.

Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant in Charleston, Tennessee

Wacker’s chronic problem with contractors leads to one fatality

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One of five contract workers has died after a mixture of steam and hydrochloric acid escaped during a maintenance operation at Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant in Charleston, Tennessee.

REC Silicon’s silane/polysilicon plant in Butte, Montana

Equity raise: Sale of REC Silicon’s plant in Butte is off the table

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After an equity raise, U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has abandoned its plan to sell its cash cow, the silane and electronic-grade polysilicon plant in Butte, Montana.

REC Silicon’s silane and fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington with vehicle at night

REC Silicon planning to restart its plant in Moses Lake in 2022

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REC Silicon has announced partnerships with two future customers of its mothballed silane and polysilicon production facilities in Moses Lake, Washington, with restart planned in 2022.

Representatives of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings and its subsidiary Jiangsu Zhongneng celebrate the official launch of the 54,000-ton fluidized bed reactor (FBR) project for granular polysilicon in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China on September 8, 2020

GCL to expand FBR polysilicon capacity to 54,000 tons in 2021

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Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon, a subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, will increase its fluidized bed reactor (FBR) capacity for granular polysilicon to 54,000 tons by the end of 2021.

The factory gate of Sichuan Yongxiang’s polysilicon plant in Leshan after the flood had receded on August 20, 2020

After the flood, Tongwei’s polysilicon plant shut for two months

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After a once-in-a-century flood in mid-August, Tongwei’s older polysilicon plant with a capacity of 20,000 metric tons in Leshan, Sichuan province will remain out of operation until mid-October.

Factory entrance of Wuxi Shangji Automation and polysilicon sales contract s of Daqo New Energy

Daqo inks polysilicon sales contract with mono wafer newcomer

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Daqo New Energy, one of the Big Five in China’s polysilicon industry, has signed a supply contract with Wuxi Shangji Automation, an ambitious newcomer in the production of monocrystalline solar wafers.