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First Mirrors Rolling Off the Production Line in Hohhot
RioHuan, the Joint Venture between market leader Rioglass Solar and Tianjin Zhonghuan
Electronics and Information Group Co., Ltd. (TZG), the manufacturer of high-end solar receivers
and mirrors for Concentrated Solar Power and Concentrated Photovoltaic applications in the
Chinese market, officially confirms the successful manufacturing of the first parabolic trough
mirror at its brand-new facility in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The local team has
performed a tremendous job in building the plant in such a short time and starting up successfully
The investment is due to reach about 33 million USD and create about 95 full time jobs. It has
received all support from the government of Hohhot.
Mrs. Lu Zhihong, Chairman of RioHuan and Vice President of TZG stated: “We are happy to
come into this industry together with Rioglass. Combining Rioglass’s advantages of leading
technology, advanced management and rich experience in CSP and CPV with Zhonghuan’s
great market development capability and advantageous resources, we believe our
cooperation will be strong and successful”.
Jose M. Villanueva, Vice Chairman of RioHuan and Chairman of Rioglass stated: “We are
extremely proud of the Chinese-European team that has managed to make the manufacturing
plant ready at this amazing pace and that the first products have been made successfully. The
support provided to RioHuan by our partner, TZG, has been outstanding, and our JV has a
brilliant future ahead.”
China´s solar market is booming and the demand for high-end products of proven suppliers is
increasing rapidly. RioHuan will be able to offer bankable products to its Chinese customers
to ensure a safe and optimized use for the lifetime of the solar plants. By manufacturing
locally, RioHuan will offer the highest performing products against the best price with a long
term local commitment essential to its Chinese customers.
About Tianjin Zhonghuan Electronics and Information Group Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Zhonghuan Electronics and Information Group Co., Ltd., one of the top 500 enterprises in
China and top 10 companies in Tianjin, is engaged in solar energy, semiconductors,
telecommunications, electronics products, etc. Solar energy business became the largest sector
of TZ Group recently. This business is undertaken by one of TZ Group’s subsidiaries, Tianjin
Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (TZS), which is a Tianjin-based PRC listed company. TZS is
committed to the semiconductor energy-efficiency industry and the new energy industry, and is
an integrated high-tech enterprise with research, production, operations, and venture capital
TZS main products include Czochralski monocrystalline, float zone monocrystalline, polished
wafer, semiconductor power devices and rectifiers used in the semiconductor energy-efficiency
sector as well as monocrystalline silicon used in the new energy sector. These products are widely
applied in smart grid transmission, new-energy vehicles, high-speed railways, inverters for wind
power, integrated circuits, consumer electronics, aerospace, photovoltaic power, and other
About Rioglass Solar
Awarded the CSP Today Industry Choice Award (2016) and the Technology Innovation Award
twice (2011, 2013), Rioglass, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, is an international company
offering high end receiver tubes and concentrating mirrors for concentrated solar power and
concentrated photovoltaic technologies and is the world market leader for optical
components in the CSP market.
Innovation is embedded in the company’s culture. Rioglass was the first company to introduce
the tempered parabolic mirrors to the market, as well as the first to commercially deploy
heliostat mirror facets with an integrated support structure. Rioglass Solar, through its
acquisition was also at the cradle of the CSP deployment in the 1980´s and has since then led
the innovation and introduction of new receiver concepts such a large aperture tubes and
molten salts receivers.
Leaning on a strong engineering experience of over 25 years in the CSP and related industries,
Rioglass is now the world leading supplier of concentrating mirrors and CSP receiver tubes,
with state of the art production facilities in Spain, the United States, the Middle East, South
Africa, and Chile, and worldwide presence in the CSP and CPV market.
Rioglass offers the best economic solutions based on innovative designs and concepts,
combined with a highly automated production capacity to deliver the most cutting edge, top
performing products to its customers worldwide.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Liu Li
+86 – 1861 2485 998
Mr. J. van Schijndel
Rioglass Solar International