GT Solar Inc. has entered into a contract to supply The Silicon Mine BV (TSM) with polysilicon reactors and converters worth approximately $91 million. The equipment will be used by TSM in conjunction with its announced plans to launch the first solar-grade silicon plant in the Netherlands, expected to open in late 2009.
The contract includes advanced GT Solar technology, such as its 48-rod chemical vapor deposition reactors and silicon tetrachloride hydrogenation conversion units, which are used to manufacture polysilicon.
‘This contract represents the first installation of GT Solar's polysilicon reactors in Europe,’ says Thomas Zarrella, GT Solar's CEO. ‘This is further confirmation of GT Solar's key role in providing technology to meet the global demand for solar energy.’