Sinova is constructing a modern silicon metal manufacturing plant located in Tennessee near the Port of Cates Landing in the Lake County Industrial Park. Development of this project is underway following the significant support of government, and the receipt of permits. Construction of phase one is expected to be complete in 2024 with full production reached during the first half of the year.
The plant will help transform the region and is expected to employ more than 140 people long term. Located immediately south of the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Cates Landing also benefits from lock-free shipping routes to the deep-water ports on and along the Gulf of Mexico, such as New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama. The location also provides access to high-voltage power with excellent highway and rail connections.
Once built the plant will heat quartz to around 3,000 degrees farenheit to produce silicon metal. Our range of silicon metal products will be sold to the rapidly developing industries in the area and elsewhere.
The raw material for producing silicon metal will come from Sinova Quartz, an existing high-purity quartz (or Silica) quarry owned and being developed by the Company in Canada, from where this naturally occurring mineral is transported to Tennessee.