REC Singapore Unaffected by Lay-offs in Norway

Norwegian solar cell manufacturer REC’s newly opened factory in Singapore continues to operate at full capacity, while REC’s production in Norway has been suspended untill year end.
 Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) earlier announced a temporary shutdown of production capacity in Norway throughout the third quarter, but on 26 August extended this shutdown untill year end. A total of around 600 employees in Norway are expected to be affected by the extended temporary lay-offs.
 The shutdowns represent approximately 45 percent of the wafer capacity in Norway, and include the oldest wafer plants at Herøya and the multi wafer plant in Glomfjord in addition to the cell plant in Narvik.
 REC Silicon’s facilities in the US continue – along with the integrated wafer, cell and module production facility in Singapore – to operate at full capacity.

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