Swiss technology company Meyer Burger has signed a large contract for a photovoltaic (PV) project in Turkey.
As per the terms of the contract, the company will deliver advanced technologies and equipment for the production of high-efficiency and high-quality solar wafers, cells, and modules.
The €67m contract includes equipment, systems, and software for the manufacturing execution system (MES) along the entire PV value chain. Meyer will also provide on-site training of operators to ensure the production of high-efficiency solar modules.
The Turkish customer will use Meyer Burger’s diamond wire cutting systems for the wafering process, high-efficiency Heterojunction technology (HJT) solar cell coating technology, and high-performance SmartWire Connection technology for the connection and encapsulation of the solar modules.
Upon completion, the project is expected to generate nearly 200MW of energy in its first year. The customer also intends to enhance production capacity by 1GW in the next five years.
Meyer Burger is expected to deliver the contract equipment by Q3 of next year and the customer intends to commence production by Q1, 2018.