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Comtec to build solar silicon plant in Malaysia, Tokuyama to supply polysilicon

4:45 AM MDT | June 30, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Comtec Solar Systems Group (Shanghai), a global leader in solar silicon ingots and wafers, is investing 1.2 billion Malaysian ringgit ($379.9 million) to build a solar wafer plant in the Samajaya Free Industrial Zone at Kuching in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Construction of the first phase of the plant, for ingot pulling and wafer slicing, will start in July, with completion scheduled for the end of the year. The facility will employ 1,300 people when it reaches full capacity, of whom 80% are expected to be local, says Comtec chairman John Zhang.  ...

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