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OCI revives polysilicon debottlenecking plans in South Korea

11:39 AM MST | February 24, 2014

OCI (Seoul), a leading producer of polysilicon, says that its board of directors has decided to resume work on debottlenecking a solar-grade polysilicon plant at Gunsan, South Korea. Work was suspended in 2012, following a downturn in the market. The company plans to add 10,000 m.t./year of capacity at the site, requiring an investment of 120.9 billion South Korean won ($113.3 million). This figure compares with the estimated won116.5-billion cost before the project was halted. OCI, which plans to have the project completed by 30 June 2015, says the decision...

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