Fluor Corp. has been awarded a contract for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services by LDK Solar Co. Ltd. for the world's largest new polysilicon facility in Xinyu City, Jiangxi, China. Fluor originally booked the front-end engineering and design work for this project in the third quarter of 2007 and booked the remainder of the $1 billion project in the first quarter of 2008.
Fluor's scope of work includes full EPCM services using a design-build approach, which also includes the trichlorosilane plant, chemical vapor deposition reactors, converters, and associated utilities, offsites and infrastructure. The new facility will be located adjacent to LDK Solar's existing solar wafer manufacturing facilities at its Xinyu City headquarters.
‘Fluor and LDK Solar are dedicated to bringing this fast-track project online to meet the increasing worldwide demand for polysilicon-based renewable energy sources,’ says David Seaton, president of Fluor's Energy & Chemicals Group. ‘With the increasing importance of the China market for Fluor's energy and chemicals clients, we expect this world-class, state-of-the-art polysilicon facility to set the stage to meet this growing demand.’
When the project is completed, it is expected to produce up to 15,000 metric tons per year of polysilicon and 90,000 metric tons per year of trichlorosilane.