centrotherm photovoltaics Awarded New Major Order to Manufacture Polysilicon

Blaubeuren, 08.02.2008

  • Major order for new solar silicon division
  • Equipment for the production of 5,000 tons of polysilicon
  • Current volume of orders increases to EUR 578 million

centrotherm photovoltaics AG has received a major order for its solar silicon division from PolySilicon Corp. in Taiwan. The company supplies a larger number of Siemens reactors and converters. The equipment provided by centrotherm photovoltaics will enable the production of approximately 5,000 tons of polysilicon. The companies agreed to maintain secrecy with regard to the order volume.

Delivery of the individual equipment items will begin in the first half of the year 2009. Consequently, the order is anticipated to have an effect on both the company’s sales and result in the years 2009 and 2010.

The current volume of orders now amounts to a total of EUR 578 million.

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Additional Information:

This order represents an important step towards implementing the prescribed corporate strategy at centrotherm photovoltaics. The company has announced that it intends to broaden its base and to further develop its solar silicon division in which technology and services for the production of solar silicon are offered. Up to now, centrotherm photovoltaics has obtained the greater share of its sales by supplying technology and services for the production of solar cells.

“We are pleased that we have been able to acquire a further major order in our still young business field of solar silicon”, commented Robert Hartung, spokesman for the management board at centrotherm photovoltaics AG. “Polysilicon is scarce and expensive, and it is very important for the solar industry. With our products and services we continue to expand and further develop the production capacities of polysilicon for our customers.”

About centrotherm photovoltaics AG

centrotherm photovoltaics AG is a leading international provider of technology and services for the production of solar cells and solar silicon. The broad range of products ranges from key equipment and turnkey production lines through to complete solar factories. Business operations currently focus on the growth market of Asia. The international customer base includes well-known companies from the solar sector. The company, which is based in Blaubeuren near Ulm, currently has more than 230 employees.

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