Silfab Selects CDI For Solar-Grade Polysilicon Plant Engineering Services


Silfab SPA has selected the CDI Engineering Solutions business unit of CDI Corp. to provide technology integration and engineering services for its solar-grade polysilicon manufacturing project, to be built in Borgofranco d'Ivrea, Italy.

CDI says the scope of work involves technology integration services for the entire polysilicon project. As the technology integrator, CDI will provide coordination, evaluation and technical oversight of the basic engineering technology packages produced for the trichlorosilane (TCS) plant, the vent gas treatment system, and the polysilicon plant production area (including the chemical vapor deposition reactors and converters).

CDI will also provide the balance-of-plant basic engineering services for the associated utilities, offsites and infrastructure for the entire project.

Silfab's first phase of manufacturing is expected to produce 2,500 tons of solar-grade polysilicon annually starting in 2009, with plans to double the production capacity to 5,000 tons in 2010. The product produced will be used to manufacture approximately 600 MW of solar capacity.


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