Hoku Materials Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoku Scientific Inc., says the first shipment of Siemens process reactors, key equipment used in the production of polysilicon, has arrived at the company's facility in Pocatello, Idaho.
Six reactors have arrived, and the first two units have already been assembled and installed on the production floor. The reactors, which were manufactured in Germany by GEC/MSA, are the first units to arrive in Pocatello, out of a planned total order of 28. The next shipment of 10 polysilicon reactors and related equipment is planned to arrive at Hoku's facility in March.
‘The arrival of the first polysilicon reactors in Pocatello marks a very significant milestone in our polysilicon project,’ says Dustin Shindo, chairman and CEO of Hoku Scientific. ‘These polysilicon reactors are the most critical individual components in our planned production process and are among the longest-lead-time equipment on our procurement schedule.’
SOURCE: Hoku Materials Inc.