Wacker Chemie AG

euro adhoc: Wacker Chemie AG
Strategic management decisions
WACKER to builds new Production Plant for Polysilicon in Nünchritz

@@start.t1@@--------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible   for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------@@end@@

Production Capacity Expansion

17.10.2008

Wacker Chemie AG plans to construct a new polysilicon production plant at its Nünchritz site (Saxony, Germany) with a nominal annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons. In its meeting today, the company´s Supervisory Board has taken a decision to this end. The first batch of polysilicon from this "capacity expansion phase 9" project is scheduled for Q1 2011. The new plant is expected to achieve full capacity by the end of 2011. WACKER has budgeted some EUR760 million for the project. The company has additionally decided to raise the nominal annual capacity planned for Burghausen´s "expansion phase 8" (currently under construction) from 7,000 to 10,000 metric tons. Thanks to these and other ongoing expansion measures, WACKER´s polysilicon capacity by year-end 2011 will reach 35,500 metric tons annually.

This output expansion will enable WACKER to meet the accelerating global demand it expects for hyperpure polycrystalline silicon. Already the world´s second-largest polysilicon producer, the company intends to reinforce and extend its market position in this sector. For coming years, WACKER anticipates continued double-digit annual growth in polysilicon demand by the solar industry. The company likewise expects higher polysilicon demand by the electronics industry.

@@start.t2@@end of announcement                                                 euro adhoc
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------@@end@@

ots Originaltext: Wacker Chemie  AG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

Further inquiry note:
Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)89 6279 1633
E-Mail: joerg.hoffmann@wacker.com

Branche: Chemicals
ISIN:      DE000WCH8881
WKN:        WCH888
Index:    Midcap Market Index, MDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX,
              Prime All Share
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard



Weitere Meldungen: Wacker Chemie AG

Das könnte Sie auch interessieren: