In Kutaisi, with the Chinese investment ($3 million), ferroalloy manufacturing plant is going to be built that will produce silicon. The plant will be located in the industrial zone of Hualing and start operating in a few months.
“The construction of the enterprise has been completed. Currently, the technical work of the introduction of high-voltage electric power is underway, after which the enterprise will be operational. It is a rather large scale work, we are bringing high-voltage line from Tskhaltubo. Silicon is produced by processing wood in the factory, anthracite and quartz and is used in color metallurgy and its 100% will be exported. Raw materials will come from different countries among them Ukraine, Central Asia and the former Soviet Union countries,”Soso Nibladze said, Executive Director of the Hualing Free Economic Zone.