LDK Solar Completes First Polysilicon Production Run at 15,000 MT Polysilicon Plant
XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 9, 2009 -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers,today announced that it has successfully completed the first production run and initiated production ramp-up of operations of its first 5,000 metric ton (MT) train in its 15,000 MT annualized capacity polysilicon plant in Xinyu, China on September 5, 2009.
A ceremony was held to mark the occasion and was attended by Mr. Su Rong, Secretary of the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee, Mr. Wu Xinxiong, Governor of Jiangxi, and other government officials. Customers, suppliers and members of LDK Solar's polysilicon project team were also present to celebrate this important achievement.
"We are pleased to successfully complete of our first production run and begin to ramp manufacturing at our state-of-the-art 15,000 MT polysilicon plant. The construction of this facility has been an unprecedented undertaking for many of us in attendance. This achievement is thanks to our international teamwork and collaboration efforts," commented Nick Sarno, Senior VP of Manufacturing and Polysilicon Plant Project Manager. Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar, also congratulated and thanked the team for their contributions to achieving this goal.
About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK Solar sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, LDK Solar provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK Solar's headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China. LDK Solar's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California.
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