Honeywell says it will design and install the core process and safety systems for a new polysilicon plant under construction by Hoku Materials Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoku Scientific Inc.
Serving as the integrated main automation contractor and sole automation equipment supplier, Honeywell will engineer an integrated solution that will help the Pocatello, Idaho, plant produce 3,500 tons of polysilicon per year. The system will include distributed control, batch management and safety technology.
Hoku Materials is planning to initiate pilot production by the end of 2008 and expects to begin commercial shipments in the first half of 2009. The plant would then continue to ramp up to full capacity until the beginning of 2010.