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Tokuyama Begins Construction of $1.26-Billion Polysilicon Plant in Malaysia

9:42 AM MST | February 17, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it has begun construction on the previously announced second polysilicon plant at the Samalaju Industrial Park in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. The plant involves an investment of about ¥100 billion ($1.26 billion), and it will produce 13,800 m.t./year of polysilicon for solar cells. Chiyoda Corp. (Yokohama, Japan) has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the project. The plant is now expected to start production in April 2014. When the project was first announced in May 2011, it was expected that the...

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