Elkem Solar will start the production of silicon blocks in Porsgrunn this spring.The job advertisements led to 1,700 applications, up to 300 of those came prior ot the positions being oficially advertised.
Geir Ausland Elkem Solar says to NRK news that he’s deeply moved by reading many of the applications.
– There is an overwhelming interest in working in our factory in Porsgrunn, he says.
The trial production of silicon blocks will commence in spring, with full operation by autumn. The premises where the production will take place, previously housed the solar company REC, and several former REC employees have applied for the job.
During March-April Ausland expects to have hired most of the people who will be working in the factory.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today