Held inauguration ceremony.
Tokuyama Corporation has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Construction of its polycrystalline silicon factory conducted in the Samalaju Industrial Park in Sarawak, Malaysia was completed in 2014. Tokuyama Malaysia held its inauguration ceremony in September 2014 and commenced the production and sale of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon in October 2014. Polycrystalline silicon is an essential basic material to produce semiconductors and solar cells. By manufacturing polycrystalline silicon at a second mainstay production base in Malaysia, we will help promote the worldwide adoption of solar power generation, which has raised expectations as a clean and renewable energy source.
|Location||Samalaju Industrial Park, in Sarawak, Malaysia|
|Product to be manufactured||Polycrystalline silicon|
|Production method||Siemens method|
|Annual production capacity||13,800 tonnes (solar-grade)|
|Investment||Approx. ¥130 billion (solar-grade)|
|Local corporation||Company name: Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
President: Hiroshi Nomura (concurrently Executive Officer at Tokuyama Corporation)
Head office location: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Lot 600, 6th Floor, Wisma Bukit Mata Kuching,
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Survey Lot 7854 (255), 2nd Floor,
Assyakirin Commerce Square,Phase 2,Jalan Sultan Iskandar,P.O.Box 2831,
97012 Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Lot 89, Block 1, Kemena Land District,
Samalaju Industrial Park,
97300 Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
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A timeline of the Malaysia Project and Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Held inauguration ceremony.
Construction of the second plant was completed.
Construction of the first plant was completed.
May 30, 2012
Signing ceremony for Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
A signing ceremony was held to celebrate Tokuyama's Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sarawak Energy Bhd., a power company in Sarawak State, Malaysia. The supply of electricity began in June.
February 16, 2012
Tokuyama Malaysia holds a safety function to start the construction of the second plant.
February 15, 2012
The plant's control room is under construction.
February 1, 2012
The Samalaju Technical Training Centre commences operations.
September 28, 2011
The distillation towers are a distinctive feature of the plant.
July 1, 2011
Technical training in Japan begins for employees hired by Tokuyama Malaysia.
May 12, 2011
The president of Tokuyama Corporation outlines details of the second plant at a Tokyo press conference with 20,000 tonnes annual production capacity.
February 16, 2011
Tokuyama Malaysia holds a groundbreaking ceremony in Bintulu commemorating the start of construction of the first plant.
November 2, 2009
Tokuyama Malaysia's head office commences operations in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak in Malaysia.
August 11, 2009
The Malaysia Project commences.
Construction site for the new factory at the Samalaju Industrial Park.
November 27, 2008
Tokuyama Corporation announces plans for the construction of polycrystalline silicon plant in Malaysia at the proposed Samalaju Industrial Park, which will be Tokuyama's first polycrystalline silicon factory outside Japan.