Client
Lanco Solar Private Ltd.
Location
Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India

Lanco Solar 1500 TPA Polysilicon Plant - Engineering

The plant is to manufacture 99.9999999% pure polysilicon from manufacturing-grade silica using hydrochlorination technology. Fluor is the engineering integrator for process, utilities, infrastructure, and offsites and is providing detailed engineering services as well as support for procurement and field engineering.


Client's Challenge

Lanco Infratech Limited is one of the fastest growing business conglomerates in India. Its portfolio includes EPC, Power, Infrastructure, Solar, and Natural Resources. Lanco Solar is a 100% subsidiary of Lanco Infratech Limited. As a part of its integrated 'Sand to Power' strategy, it has established India's first integrated solar manufacturing SEZ at Chhattisgarh for manufacture of polysilicon, ingots, wafers, and modules.

This facility is the first composite polysilicon plant in India to use manufacturing-grade silica to produce not only solar-grade polysilicon but also other products that comprise solar power modules.

Lanco has brought together a core group with polysilicon experience who understand the issues surrounding fabrication quality, construction quality, and start up. Additional personnel with appropriate knowledge and experience are being added. Lanco is also evaluating the qualification of vendors to support this project.


Fluor's Solution

Fluor is providing detailed engineering for the polysilicon manufacturing process, technical support for procurement, and field support. Having carried out previous projects involving polysilicon plants, Fluor has experts in offices around the world who have executed projects with similar technologies and technology providers. These experts, as well as site employees, are supporting Lanco in this venture.

A design conference held in the early stages of the project included technology providers, Fluor experts, and Client personnel who put forward design solutions that were accepted by all key stakeholders. Fluor conducted safety studies with Lanco and contributed to a solution for chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor cooling that realized a cost savings for the Client.

Fluor also helped to select vendors who know the requirements of polysilicon facilities and are able to deliver in a timely manner. In addition, Fluor shared its experiences in Supplier Quality Surveillance, and a similar approach is being used on the project.

At the Client's request, Fluor will be sharing its experience in construction management and quality assurance with Client personnel, adding to their understanding of the building requirements for this particular chemical facility. Finally, Fluor's safety processes, in particular HAZID & HAZOP, will be applied.


Conclusion

Lanco is established player in solar and this is their first venture into solar manufacturing with complete value chain in India. Fluor has been working as part of the Lanco team. Both the Client and Fluor expect a sound safety culture to be established on the project, as exhibited in activities up to this point.