Setting New Milestones.
Q CELLS USA Inc., a subsidiary of Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corp., selected Gray to design and build the first U.S. manufacturing operation for the organization.
- LocationDalton, GA
- Square Footage371,598 s.f.
- Operational7 months
“We are pleased to have partnered with Gray for providing timely delivery of our manufacturing facility,” said Mr. Byeong Yong (James) Choi, Q CELLS USA President/COO.
High Performance, High Quality
Q CELLS saw the growing demand from U.S. customers and realized the best way to serve those needs was to establish a plant in closer proximity to its customer base. As one of the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers recognized globally for its premium solar cells and modules, Q CELLS assembles high-performance and high-quality photovoltaic modules at the new plant.
The company needed its operation up and running as soon as possible and challenged Gray to complete the project on a fast-track schedule. Thanks to around the clock, seven days a week crews, Gray was able to complete the more than 300,000 s.f. facility in just seven months.
This facility is the largest solar module plant in the Western Hemisphere and boasts an annual production capacity of 1.7 gigawatts, an amount nearly equivalent to the peak output of the Hoover Dam.
In recognition of the project’s quality and success, Q CELLS placed first in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama Excellence in Construction® awards. Each year, the premier competition recognizes construction projects of outstanding merit.
“The Gray submittal for Q CELLS was a shining star for our banquet this year,” said Jay Reed, president of ABC Alabama. “The safety, quality control, and expedited schedule set it apart from the competition immediately.”
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- Q CELLS Receives ABC Alabama Award for New Georgia Facility
The new solar module plant is the largest in the Western Hemisphere and was named the first place excellence in construction award winner from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama. The 300,000 s.f. plant boasts an annual production capacity of 1.7 gigawatts, an amount nearly equivalent to the peak output of the Hoover Dam. Gray engineered, designed, and constructed the greenfield facility in just seven months. The ABC of Alabama’s excellence in construction awards is a premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects by Alabama contractors.