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Azerbaijan, Baku, April 24 / Trend /
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev today inaugurated the Azguntex solar panel factory built by the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, SAARES, in Sumgait city.
Akim Badalov, director of the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, SAARES, informed that two production lines - the solar module and LED lamps production lines would function in the factory, the construction of which has started in January last year. As state, the solar modules production line is ready to fully operate.
Head of the Azerbaijani State cut the ribbon symbolizing opening of the factory. Then, the president got acquainted with the administrative building of factory.
President Ilham Aliyev viewed examples of solar panels produced in Azguntex factory.
The President was also informed about the "Thousand houses - thousand power stations" project to transform the solar energy to electric energy and provide each house separately with ecologically pure solar energy.
Then, the President familiarized himself with the solar panels production line employing 33 people currently. In three-shift operation the line will employ 130 people.
President of Azerbaijan set in motion the factory and watched the production process. Then, he was informed about the project of High Technologies Park to be created by the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources in Sumgait.
The President was also informed on the would-be-constructed waste processing plant in Sumgait.
The Head of State wished success to the staff of new facility.
The same day President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev inspected expansion of polymer products plant in Sumgait Technologies Park (STP), inaugurated heavy machine-building and precise processing centers factories.
The Head of State was informed that consisting of 17 plants STP manufactures high quality products, including various types of cables, transformers, high voltage equipment, hydroturbines, water pumps, electrical engines, pipes, and technical gases.
President Ilham Aliyev was informed on a tower where high-voltage cable isolation lines would be built as part of the third stage of STP Cable factory construction. The construction of the tower started late 2009 and is expected to be completed till the end of the current year.
President Ilham Aliyev toured the area of the STP.
The Head of State inspected expansion of polymer products plant. The water and gas, sewerage as well as multi-layer polyethylene pipes with aluminum cover and other types of pipes are produced in the factory. The facility covers a total area of 2.8 hectares. It employs 400 people currently.
Azerbaijan`s President also inaugurated heavy machine building factory of STP.
The construction of the factory started in 2010. The facility with the total area of 4.5 hectares employs 900 people. It produces metal constructions and various parts for building electric stations. The factory will also repair engineering equipment in the future. An annual production capacity of the facility is 50,000 tones.
Then, President Ilham Aliyev opened STP`s precise processing centers factory. The factory consists of a workshop on the precise processing and making of the efficient details of the machinery mechanisms, arrangement field, processing field of the turbine equipments efficient parts and precise processing of the automobile efficient details.
The factory cooperates with Swedish and German companies.
The Head of State gave relevant instructions and recommendations.