Large core equipment is now in place upright at the Wacker Polysilicon site in Charleston, Tn. Five structures—each measuring more than 200 feet tall—traveled to the site last year along I-75.
“This is a very visible stride in our progress: the first major milestone of 2013. We are excited to see this equipment now in its permanent place,” said Dr. Martin Richtberg, vice president of engineering and head of the Wacker Polysilicon construction project.
“Last year we saw the final phase of concrete pouring, the arrival of large core equipment, the beginning of steel erection and the start of interior work,” said Dr. Richtberg. “We are proud of these accomplishments, of our project; and we look forward to the work ahead of us this year.”
Each structure plays a major role in Wacker’s production of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon. This equipment was designed to perform specific types of distillation to produce a product more than 99.999999999 percent pure.
“It generates great pride to see these incredible structures upright, establishing now the real look of our Charleston plant currently under construction,” said Dr. Konrad Bachhuber, vice president and site manager for Wacker Polysilicon North America.