Construction has begun on a $1.35 billion polysilicon production facility in Oman

producing 100,000 metric tons of metallurgical silicon per year

Equal to roughly 40 GW of solar panel capacity/yr at 2.5 grams/watt

will occupy an area of 160,000 square meters

United Solar Polysilicon (FZC) is manufacturer

production process will involve pouring liquid metallic silicon from a furnace into molds, then cooling, casting, grinding and packing the ore for global export

billed the project as the first of its kind in the Middle East

in January, Chinese solar material manufacturer Shuangliang Eco-Energy Co announced it received a $58.3 million equipment order from United Solar Polysilicon (FZC) SPC and will supply polycrystalline silicon reduction furnaces, hydrogen production equipment, and refrigeration units for the plant



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