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  • Oerlikon Solar Nabs 40MW Fab Order in China
Nov 2010
TRUBBACH, Switzerland, Nov. 3, 2010 — Oerlikon Solar, maker of thin film silicon photovoltaic production equipment, announced it received a 40 MW Fab 1200 order from Hunan Gongchuang Photovoltaic Science & Technology Co. Ltd. Based in Hengyang City in China. The production line will be in mass production by the end of 2011, producing approximately 330,000 solar modules per year.

Signing of contract for 40 MW turnkey production line from Oerlikon Solar at Sino-Swiss conference in Beijing. From left to right: Dr. Juerg Henz, CEO Oerlikon Solar; Xie Hui, president Gongchuang; Doris Leuthard, president of the Swiss Confederation; Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China; Peter Tinner, head of Sales & Marketing Oerlikon Solar; Longbiao Hu, vice general manager Gongchuang. (Image: Business Wire)

Oerlikon Solar’s customer contract with Gongchuang, which was signed in August at a Sino-Swiss conference in Beijing as part of a commemoration of 60 years of commercial ties between China and Switzerland, has now gone into effect. In attendance at the signing in August were Swiss Confederation President Doris Leuthard and Chen Deming, minister of commerce of the People’s Republic of China.

“We are very proud to bring Swiss engineering excellence from Oerlikon Solar to Hunan Province,” said Xie Hui, president of Gongchuang.

Gongchuang ordered the turnkey line Fab 1200, which won an award by the prestigious VLSI Research Inc. in 2009. With upgrade packages for better performance, higher output and improved efficiencies customers such as Gongchuang can also benefit from the brand new ThinFab production line, which Oerlikon Solar just recently launched at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Valencia.

“The combination of our ThinFab launch last month and our latest order from Gongchuang is very encouraging for the future development of our company,” said Dr. Juerg Henz, CEO of Oerlikon Solar.

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