CIGS equipment for thin-film production in China

24.05.2016
Singulus Technologies AG signed two precontracts for the delivery of production machines for CIGS thin-film modules for China. (Photo: Singulus Technologies AG)
Singulus Technologies AG signed two precontracts for the delivery of production machines for CIGS thin-film modules for China. (Photo: Singulus Technologies AG)

Singulus Technologies AG signed two precontracts for the delivery of production machines for CIGS thin-film modules with a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned enterprise China National Building Materials (CNBM). The total volume exceeds € 110 million.

The two precontracts outline the fundament technologic and economic framework, which will be finalized in six detailed and then legally-binding delivery contracts in the next couple of days. Following today's agreed letters of intent, the signing of these contracts is also expected in the coming days in the course of the Chinese photovoltaics fair SNEC in Shanghai. The anticipated placing of the orders agreed in the precontracts includes the delivery of machines of Cisaris for selenisation, Vistaris sputtering systems and evaporation systems Selenius. The machines are deployed at new production sites for high-performance CIGS solar modules. In particular the selenization machine Cisaris was already delivered to similar factories several times and amongst others forms the core of the solar module production, according to Singulus.

The machines are intended to be used at two different factory sites and should provide for an output volume of around 150 MW as a first expansion stage of the infrastructure of the respective factories. The overall order value exceeds € 110 million in total and is split between the two factory sites of the Group in China.

600 MW final output capacity

The planned final output capacity of each factory should amount to around 300 MW in the end. This goal is set by the customer and by a subsequent, second expansion stage at the respective factory sites.

“This contract for the delivery of the key technologies, which are used in the manufacturing of CIGS solar modules, is of essential importance for us and confirms our leading position in this market segment“, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of Singulus Technologies, comments. “We have extensively discussed the preliminary work for the optimization of the production processes with the customer and once again implemented numerous improvements. Our construction work was finalized and we will shortly begin assembling the machines“, he said.

The financing of the project is expected shortly after the signing of the legally-binding delivery contracts. These contracts are still subject to the approval of the relevant boards of Singulus.

Hans-Christoph Neidlein / Singulus Technologies

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