LDK Solar expects this second train to reach its designed annualized capacity within three to six months, thereby assisting its polysilicon facilities to achieve the expected production costs and annual capacity targets.

The commencement of commercial production in the second train of the Mahong plant is anticipated to help LDK Solar improve economies of scale and meet the growing needs of the solar industry worldwide.

LDK solar CEO and chairman Xiaofeng Peng said that quality of the polysilicon produced to date confirms the state-of-the-art technology implemented at the Mahong polysilicon facility.

“Lessons we learned and experience gained from the first train has been applied and allowed us to increase our speed of execution in commissioning and starting up commercial production of the second train,” Peng said.