Engineering company M+W Zander has designed and built a new solar cellmanufacturing facility for Q-Cells, Malaysia, and has handed over thefacility on schedule.
This major project was completed within atight construction time frame of less than eight months to achieveReady for Equipment. The three-storey solar-cell factory with eightproduction lines has an annual output of 500 megawatts (peak).
Thismajor order encompassed the complete value chain from site masterplanning, detailed design through to procurement and constructionmanagement followed by hook-up of all process equipment. In addition tothe site master planning M+W Zander was also responsible for design andco-ordination of the process media systems within the newly developedscience park.
A multinational team of highly motivated M+WZander engineers from Germany and Malaysia began work for the sitemaster plan in February 2008. Completion of site backfill, allowed forthe 1st piling on 15th May last year. Successfully achieving “Ready forEquipment” by 31 December 2008.
“Thanks to the closecollaboration of our teams within M+W Zander Group we could acceleratethe project enourmously to meet the challenging timeframe”, said MartinBeigl and Helmut Kurzboeck, Managing Directors of M+W Zander in Germanyand Asia.
Significant mismatch between solar cell shipment targets and likely 2009 results!