Hanwha SolarOne Signs Strategic Partnership MOU with Shanghai HuiTianRan Investment Holding
Hanwha SolarOne to Develop Downstream Opportunities in China including 700 MW Module Supply or EPC Contracts
[Shanghai, 15 January, 2014] Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (the “Company”, or “Hanwha SolarOne”) (Nasdaq: HSOL), a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Shanghai HuiTianRan Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd (“HTR”) stating their intention to establish a long-term strategic partnership to cooperate in the PV downstream business, leveraging HTR’s existing JV project company with a large state-owned electric power company (“SOE”). The two companies also aim to jointly establish a JV company to develop and construct PV power plant projects (“EPC JV”). HTR intends to use PV modules manufactured by Hanwha SolarOne in its 700 MW power plant projects or select HSOL to be the EPC service supplier for said projects. HTR will also identify both commercial and residential rooftop resources. The two companies intend to enter into a definitive strategic cooperation agreement within 60 days following signing of this MOU.
Mr. Jay Seo, Chief Financial Officer of Hanwha SolarOne and head of Hanwha SolarOne’s downstream business commented, “The MOU with HTR provides further impetus to our accelerating downstream activities in China. The contemplated cooperation on HTR’s planned 700 MW PV power plant projects with a well-established SOE provides the potential for either a large module supply agreement or selection as sole EPC provider”. Mr. Seo concluded “we continue to build up our track record and project profile in EPC and plan to engage in IPP development and ownership going forward. We have now identified downstream business potential of 950 MW in China through this and other recently announced agreements”.
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Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) is one of the top 10 photovoltaic module manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules. It is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, one of the largest business enterprises in South Korea. Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility, commercial, government and residential markets through a growing network of third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers and system integrators. The company maintains a strong presence worldwide, with a global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East. As a responsible company committed to sustainability, Hanwha SolarOne is an active member of the PV Cycle take-back and recycling program.
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Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the Top-Ten business enterprises in South Korea
and a “FORTUNE Global 500” company. Hanwha Group has 56 domestic affiliates and 226 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure.
With more than 60 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, total solar energy solutions, and global construction. The finance network, covering insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank financial group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses.
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Shanghai HuiTianRan Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd. (HTR)
HTR was founded in 2002 in Shanghai and is mainly engaged in industrial investment, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Investment activity has been focused on real estate, environmental, mining, energy as well as international and domestic trade.
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