Honeywell Selected To Aid Polysilicon Maker


Apr 13, 2010

Honeywell has been selected to supply the process automation and control platform for a new South Korea polysilicon plant to help meet the rising global demand for solar panels. Woongjin Polysilicon will use Honeywell's Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) with Foundation Fieldbus solutions to help the Sangju Plant produce an estimated 5,000 tons of polysilicon per year.

Polysilicon is a key material used in the manufacturing of photovoltaic panels.

"The need for solar energy will only increase as the world looks for more sources of renewable resources," says BD Kwon, project lead engineer of Woongjin Polysilicon. "This new facility will play a vital role in helping to meet that growing demand, and we selected Honeywell for this project because its philosophy of improving safety, reliability and efficiency is proven to optimize production and business results."

Experion is said to streamline plant operations by pulling data directly from critical plant subsystems and sending the information to operators. As part of the agreement, Honeywell will also supply two additional solutions: Safety Manager and the Mobile Station wireless station tablet.

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