SOURCE: M+W Zander

June 16, 2009 05:00 ET

M+W Zander Completes Factory to Manufacture Solar Cells for Q-Cells in Malaysia

500 Megawatt Annual Output

STUTTGART, GERMANY--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Engineering company M+W Zander has designed and built a new solar cell manufacturing facility for Q-Cells, Malaysia, and has handed over the facility on schedule. This major project was completed within a tight construction time frame of less than 8 months to achieve Ready for Equipment. The three-storey solar-cell factory with eight production lines has an annual output of 500 megawatts (peak).

This major order encompassed the complete value chain from site master planning, detailed design through to procurement and construction management followed by hook-up of all process equipment. In addition to the site master planning M+W Zander was also responsible for design and co-ordination of the process media systems within the newly developed science park.

A multi-national team of highly motivated M+W Zander engineers from Germany and Malaysia began work for the site master plan in February 2008. Completion of site backfill, allowed for the 1st piling on 15th May last year. Successfully achieving "Ready for Equipment" by 31st December 2008.

"Thanks to the close collaboration of our teams within M+W Zander Group we could accelerate the project enourmously to meet the challenging timeframe", said Martin Beigl and Helmut Kurzboeck, Managing Directors of M+W Zander in Germany and Asia.

About M+W Zander (www.mw-zander.com): The M+W Zander Group offers its customers worldwide integrated life-cycle solutions for high-tech production plants and infrastructure complexes including all necessary service and modernization support. The customer base focuses primarily on leading electronics, photovoltaic, pharmaceutical, chemical, automobile and communication companies, as well as research institutes and universities. The company ranks among the market leaders in various market sectors, for example semiconductors, photovoltaics and pharmaceuticals. MWZ Group GmbH, Stuttgart, manages the global activities of the group as a holding company. The group has three main divisions of Facility Solutions, Process Solutions and Product Solutions and generated revenues of some 1.74 billion euros in the business year 2008 with a workforce of approximately 4,500.

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