Usolie-Sibirsky Silicon

Polysilicon Production

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Sberbank

Creditors of Portfolio Company
RUSNANO, Sberbank, Eurasian Development Bank

Industry Sector 
Other

Production Location 
Usolie-Sibirskoye, Irkutsk Oblast
Jobs to be created: 1,000

Investment Started:  2009

Total Budget

29.1  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
12.4  bln rubles

Russia’s first large-scale manufacturing of polysilicon—1,800 tons

NITOL companies Usolie-Sibirsky Silicon and Usoliekhimprom in Usolie-Sibirskoe, Irkutsk Oblast, are setting up high-tech complexes where they will manufacture polycrystalline silicon.

Polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon) is the basic semiconductor material used in modern microelectronics, electric power, solar energy, and micromechanics. More than 80 percent of production of the world’s solar cells is based on polysilicon. Five countries provide most of the polysilicon production: the United States, Japan, Germany, Italy, and China.

Производство поликремния и моносиланаThe new plants in Irkutsk Oblast will produce raw materials for further development of Russian microelectronics. They are a meaningful step toward forming a new industry in Russia—solar energy engineering.

Areas of application

  • Solar power generation

Competitive advantages

  • Project implementation at integrated industrial complexes in proximity to deposits of metallurgical grade silicon
  • Previous experience of the NITOL Group in successfully implementing integrated projects in the chemical industry