Recent clues and news point to new and unproven entrants into polysilicon and solar grade silicon production.
Per the below edited notice of employment opportunities on Monster.com, NA Polysilicon is planning to build a $200 Million PV grade polysilicon production facility “in a very modern area in Southeast Asia”. This investment translates to about 2,000 metric tons of polysilicon production per year or more depending on the manufacturing technology.
NA Polysilicon, LLC
Engineering – Overseas Opportunities
Location: MI 48188 Salary/Wage: 60,000.00 – 400,000.00 USD /year
Bonus, Relocation, Insurance, Housing & Much More
We are making over 200 Million US dollars capital investment in a new PV grade Polysilicon manufacturing facility. We are looking for qualified engineers, technicians, and scientists to join our Foreign Service team in a very modern area in Southeast Asia. The salary is very attractive, with many benefits such as housing, work time meals, insurance, home-leave, large project completion bonus, signing bonus, relocation package, and much more.
All applicant information will be kept strictly confidential. The interviews will be held locally. Please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have the following immediate openings:
(1) Research Engineers/Scientists, Ph.D. or M.S. in Chemical Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering;
(2) Facility Engineers, B.S. or higher in Mechanical, Chemical, or Civil Engineering
(3) Process Engineers, B.S. or higher in Materials or Chemical Engineering
(4) Controls Engineers, B.S. or higher in Electrical Engineering
(5) Silane and Poly Engineers; B.S. or higher in Chemical Engineering
(6) Poly Technicians; Associate Degree or higher in Chemical or Electronic Technology
All applicants must have 3 or more years hands-on experience in a silicon manufacturing environment. Knowledge of silicon crystal growth, solar and semiconductor silicon materials, or polysilicon manufacturing is a plus.
If interested, please forward a copy of your resume to email@example.com.
A surprise silicon sourcing announcement, Motech and AE Polysilicon sign LOI for five-year polysilicon supply agreement, was made back on October 26, 2006. An update, Motech expects to finalize supply deal with AE Polysilicon soon, appeared in DigiTimes.com on December 5, 2006. AE Polysilicon Corporation (AE), based in New Jersey, USA (at 100 Passaic Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928 per the online Yellow Pages), will begin delivering polysilicon to Motech Industries Inc. (TPO:6244) in 2008 ramping to annual production of 2,400 metric tons per year. AE Polysilicon, a complete mystery company or start-up in the industry, claims to utilize patented “closed-loop”, fluidized bed reactor (FBR) technology to produce “cost-effective” and “high-purity” polysilicon. Motech is funding construction of AE Polysilicon’s facility with prepayments and by purchasing a 10% equity stake in AE Polysilicon. The location of the new AE Polysilicon facility has not been disclosed.
This short article, MST to set up solar grade silicon plant, in newKerala.com was first linked to by Solarbuzz. Maharishi Solar Technology (MST) is a 10MWp scale monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon solar cell and module manufacturer with offices in New Delhi and production located in Andhra Pradesh, India. My request to the company for further information about their solar grade silicon production plans has not been answered.
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