Solar

Technip Awarded Contract for a PV Silicon Production Plant

Paris, France [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Technip has been awarded a contract by Silicium de Provence (Silpro) for the preliminary studies pertaining to a polycrystalline silicon production plant dedicated to photovoltaic (PV) applications. The plant, which represents a total investment of Euro 245 million [US$322 million], will be located in Saint-Auban in southeastern France and will have an initial production capacity of 2,500 tons per year of ultra pure silicon for use in the fabrication of solar panels. Technip’s operations and engineering centers in Lyon and Paris will carry out the execution of this contract, which covers drawing up the plant’s process book, devising the plant’s master plan integrating the possibility of subsequent capacity expansion, and project organization and scheduling.