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Wacker Confirms Polysilicon Projects in Germany

9:45 AM MDT | October 27, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Wacker Chemie has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that the company will construct a polysilicon plant at its Nünchritz, Germany site with a capacity of 10,000 m.t./year (CW, April 28, p. 21). The first batch of product from the plant is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011. The plant is expected to achieve full capacity by the end of 2011. Wacker says it has budgeted about €760 million ($1 billion) for the project. The company has also decided to raise capacity of a polysilicon expansion under way at Burghausen, Germany from 7,000 m.t., to...

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