Burckhardt Compression recently delivered three Process Gas Compressors to ‘Semiconductor’ Plant JSC in the Ukraine.
The polysilicon production plant is based in Zaporozhye, while the contract includes auxiliaries, lube oil system, piping, compressor control system and electric drive motors.

Centrotherm Photovoltaics, based in Blaubeuren, Germany, is responsible for contracting the project. Furthermore, start-up of the polysilicon production is scheduled to begin imminently, during the second quarter of 2010.
In addition, compressor trains are expected to be installed in the gas recovery unit within the chlorine-silane regeneration. This specific method of compression requires knowledge in the dry-running technology, accurate material selection, as well as reliable and available equipment. Consequently, Burckhardt Compression is offering customer support by supervising the assembly and commissioning of the compressors on-site.
Polysilicon is used in the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar wafers. This main raw material is used to produce the solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity.