Crystalline silicon plant underway in North China’s Baotou
The second phase of a 3 gigawatt crystalline silicon plant is currently progressing smoothly in Baotou, the largest industrial city in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, according to a Nov 13 report in the Baotou Daily.
The project, developed by Baotou-based JA Solar, is located in Baotou Equipment Manufacturing Industrial Park, covering an area of 26 hectares.
The total investment of the plant is 3 billion yuan ($427 million). It will mainly produce upstream products for photovoltaic modules, such as monocrystalline silicon rods, monocrystalline silicon squares and polycrystalline silicon ingots.
Construction work on the factory is divided into two phases. The first phase focused on the construction of 192 monocrystal devices and 163 polycrystalline devices. The construction work on the first phase has been completed.
Construction work on the second phase began in mid-July. So far, the main body of the steel structure of the monocrystal factory has been completed.
It is expected that the plant will have equipment installation completed at the end of November. In mid-December, equipment such as single crystal furnace will be installed in succession.
Trial production is expected to be carried out in late-January, 2020.
Founded in 2005, JA Solar is a manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products covering silicon, batteries, components and photovoltaic power plants.
The company has set up more than 12 production plants and more than 20 units in more than 100 countries and regions. Its products are widely used in terrestrial photovoltaic power plants, as well as in industrial and commercial and residential photovoltaic power distribution systems.
Officials said that with its technological innovation, solid financial performance and its well-developed global sales and service network, JA Solar has been recognized by domestic and foreign customers for many years.
The group has been listed among Fortune China Top 500 and Global Top 500 New Energy Companies.
The new crystalline silicon manufacturing plant takes shape in Baotou Equipment Manufacturing Industrial Park in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. [Photo/Baotou Daily]