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- Hanwha Advanced Materials Beijing Hanwha Advanced Materials Beijing’s production line is currently undergoing a manufacturing process inspection by BMW China. The inspection is part of BMW’s process to select the provider of Energy Absorber parts that will be utilized in its F39 model. The F39 is the code name for the new BMW X2 prototype currently under development. Absorber parts are sections of the automobile that protect the occupants by forming “crumple zones” at both ends of the car to absorb impacts while the central cage remains stiff and intact.
- Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH Hanwha Q CELLS Q.PEAK RSF L-G4.2 Wins Intersolar Award 2017
Hanwha Q CELLS’ Q.PEAK RSF L-G4.2 received the Intersolar Award 2017 in the Photovoltaics category for its reinforced steel frame module innovation. Q.PEAK RSF L-G4.2 was chosen as the most innovative solar module out of 51 total submissions. The Global Chief Technology Officer Daniel JW Jeong received the award on behalf of Hanwha Q CELLS and said “The improvements in terms of performance, installation costs and levelized electricity costs are such that we believe this technology is likely to set the next industry standard in solar modules for utility scale applications.”
The reinforced steel frame is a brand-new innovation and substantial in that it lowers manufacturing costs and increases control. The modules feature a decentralized junction box with shorter cables but higher performance and lower losses from electrical resistance. The Easy-Mounting-System developed by Q CELLS requires only half the installation material of conventional systems and takes 60% less time to install. These modules also take up less system space because they can be placed next to each other on mounting structures without gaps. And with the proprietary Q.ANTUM technology on monocrystalline wafers, the power rating of the module hovers at 375 Wp.
- Hanwha Q CELLS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Hanwha Q CELLS Malaysia Undergoes Emergency Firefighting Training
The management of Hanwha Q CELLS Malaysia views emergency preparation as an essential part of doing business. In keeping with this philosophy, 54 employees were recently trained on how to handle a potential fire outbreak in a production plant. And in the event that it occurs, these trainees would form the Emergency Response Team (ERT) to fight the fire. Professional trainers from MSE Academy – a safety and emergency response training provider in Malaysia – were appointed by the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) department to conduct the training May 15th-16th and May 24th-25th this year.
Each of the two-day training exercises were designed to educate participants on the potential causes of fires as well as realistic projections of what to expect when fires occur based on real life examples in production plants. This knowledge served as an important foundation to educate participants on fire prevention especially in high risks areas of a plant such as the waste storage and chemical handling areas.
The second part of the training involved more hands-on sessions where participants were taught how to use fire extinguishers, distinguish the various types of extinguishers according to the type of fires they are best suited to put out. Participants were also brought to various plant locations where fire hoses & water sources could be found. They were then trained to use them.
Finally, through simulated fire scenarios, participants were given the opportunity to rescue fire victims where there was limited visibility in unfamiliar environments. The emergency firefighting training session provided invaluable knowledge and training to the employees that could potentially reduce risks, save lives, and minimize plant operations in the event of fire in a plant.
- Hanwha Life Vietnam Hanwha Life Vietnam Inks Deal with Shinhan Bank to Distribute Insurance Products
On June 13, Hanwha Life Vietnam signed a strategic partnership with Shinhan Bank Vietnam to sell bancassurance products. Shinhan Bank will partner with Hanwha to provide the latest insurance products to clients through its network in Vietnam.
The co-operation is expected to create a comprehensive financial service that will increase value to customers of both companies. Jong Kook Baek, the Chairman and General Director of Hanwha Life Vietnam, said “I believe this co-operation will effectively help to harness the great potential and strength of both parties.” He added “This partnership will bring advanced insurance products to customers in a more comfortable and professional manner.”
The concept of bancassurance is quite new in Vietnam but its potential is enormous. It is set to be an important and rapidly growing sales channel in the future.