LDK Solar Co. Ltd. has made a $35 million investment to establish a new manufacturing line to produce silane gas in its Mahong Plant in Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province, China.
The plant is expected to supply up to 2,000 metric tons of silane gas to meet the growing demand from the semiconductor, solar and flat-panel display industries. LDK Solar expects to begin construction of this new plant in the third quarter of this year and achieve mechanical completion in the first quarter of 2012. Commercial production is being planned to commence in the second quarter of 2012.
The new plant marks LDK Solar's entry into the silane gas business.
SOURCE: LDK Solar