Industrial silicon production plant to be commissioned in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feb. 28
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
The Uzbek-Korean JV Uz-Shindong Silicon Company will commission an industrial silicon production plant in the Angren special industrial zone (Tashkent region of Uzbekistan) in March, head of Shindong Enercom Inc. Kim Yun Seek said at the Uzbek-Korean business forum on Feb. 27.
"We will commission an industrial silicon production plant in Angren in March with a design capacity of 6000 tons per year," he said. The project cost is $5.9 million.
It was earlier reported that the Uz-Shindong Silicon JV was created in 2008 for the exploration and development of quartz and quartzite fields in promising areas of the Jizzakh region and the construction of an industrial silicon production plant. Founders are the Uzbek State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources and Korean Shindong Enercom Inc.
Later, Uzmetkombinat joined the joint venture. Currently, all participants have equal shares in the joint venture.
This is the second project for industrial silicon production which is carried out in Uzbekistan.
In August 2012, the Uzbek-Korean JV Uz-Kor Silicon commissioned a plant for the production of industrial silicon in the Navoi region worth $20.8 million.
The founders of the joint venture are the Uzbek State Committee for Geology, Korean Neoplant and Navoiazot.
The enterprise consists of a processing complex with a capacity of 12,000 tons of industrial silicon and a mining complex for the extraction of 39,000 tons of quartz ore per year.
It is planned to control production of poly and single-crystal silicon on the basis of Uz-Kor Silicon JV and Uz-Shindong Silicon JV in the future.
Translated by NH
Edited by SM