Blaubeuren, July 2, 2014 – With the signing of a supply agreement for a technology and systems package worth a total of around EUR 15 million, centrotherm reports its largest single order in its Photovoltaic & Semiconductor segment since the new investment cycle started in December 2013. The production systems and the process technology will be shipped to Xian to Chinese customer Shaanxi Non-ferrous Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. (Youser Group) from October 2014. The package comprises the complete equipping of a 380 megawatt (MW) production line for multi-crystalline solar cells with centrotherm PECVD systems, and a part of the production capacity with diffusion systems. Equally, centrotherm will supply the customer with all annealing systems for the 120 MW mono-solar cell line. In a further step, Shaanxi Non-ferrous Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. is planning to expand its solar cell production capacity to 1 gigawatt.
“With this order, we are underpinning our leading market position as a technology and systems supplier for the photovoltaic industry,” is how Dr. Josef Haase describes the latest sales success in a competitive PV market, before adding: “In the case of the PECVD and annealing process steps, with our technology we have achieved a 100 percent success rate in prevailing over our competitors.”