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US firm completes construction of world leading polysilicon plant in China

One of world’s largest PV plants in full operation after Fluor completes facility for LDK Solar

The polysilicon plant is operating in the Jiangxi Province, China
The polysilicon plant, which is one of the biggest in the world, is operating in the Jiangxi Province, China

One of the world's largest polysilicon plants is in full operation in China. US firm Fluor Corporation has completed construction for LDK Solar's polysilicon plant in Xinyu City, China, one of the largest production facility of its kind in the world.

Texas firm Fluor provided engineering, procurement and construction management services for the plant, which produces solar-grade silicon for the photovoltaic industry.

Fluor will continue to provide debottlenecking services at the plant and is implementing new technologies to increase the production for the facility.

The first of the three production lines was finished in record time to allow LDK Solar to begin initial production of photovoltaic polycrystalline silicon less than 24 months after the start of construction. Construction of the second line was completed in July 2011 with the third and final line completed in late 2011, which met LDK's schedule and budget requirements.

Goran Bye, president and chief executive officer of the LDK Silicon & Chemical Technology Co, said: "Fluor's project execution was exemplary and the team responded to changing circumstances in a timely and professional manner while exhibiting the discipline to keep the project on schedule,"

"The project featured a first-class safety record. Fluor also designed first rate safety features into the polysilicon plant and has continuously transferred knowledge and competency to the benefit of the LDK organisation.”

"We are proud of our partnership with LDK Solar to help realize this world-class chemical plant that will lead the photovoltaic industry for years," said Ken Choudhary, senior vice president of Fluor's Energy & Chemicals group. He also served as the project director for the facility.

"We appreciate LDK Solar's confidence in Fluor to continue to expand this operation and assist in reducing the total life-cycle facility costs of the plant."