M+W Group awarded contract for semiconductor factory in Brazil
The global engineering and construction company M+W Group has been awarded a major contract to build a state-of-the-art semiconductor factory for SIX Semicondutores (www.sixsemicondutores.com.br/en) in Brazil. In the factory with a total area of more than 150,000 sq.ft., microchips on 200-millimeter wafers are to be produced primarily for industrial and medical applications. The factory is to be located in Ribeirao Neves, a city in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. The new factory is expected to serve the global market worldwide as well as to meet Brazil’s rapidly growing demand for advanced microchips and to make Brazil attractive for further high-tech investments.
The SIX semiconductor factory meets particularly high requirements on high-tech production standards and is specially shielded from soil vibrations and harmful noise influences. All in all, the contract for M+W Group comprises the construction of the clean room (more than 53,000 sq.ft. in size), the installation of all process systems and their connections to the production („hook-up“).The project is jointly managed by the German and the Brazilian affiliates of M+W Group. The factory is expected to go operational in 2014. Client and partner of M+W Group is the Brazilian construction company MATEC.
“As the global market leader for engineering and construction of semiconductor factories we are very pleased to be able to contribute to the success of this high-tech project, which is so important for Brazil”, said M+W Group CEO Jürgen Wild. SIX Semicondutores SA is a partnership among SIX Soluções Intelligentes, a technology company of the EBX Group, Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social, Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais, IBM and Matec Investimentos e Tecnologia Infinit WS-Intecs.
About M+W Group (www.mwgroup.net): M+W Group is the leading global engineering, construction and project management company in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, Life Science & Chemicals, Energy & Environment Technologies and High-Tech Infrastructure. From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring rapid realization, high quality standards and cost-effective completion. With its competence to link process and automation technologies and complex facilities to integrated solutions M+W Group primarily focuses on leading companies in the fields of electronics, photovoltaics, life science, chemicals, energy, automotive, security, IT and communication, as well as research institutes and universities. M+W Group GmbH is the holding company with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2012 the company generated an order intake of 3.58 billion euros and revenues of 2.38 billion euros with 7,700 employees. In 2012 M+W Group also celebrated its 100th anniversary.
M+W Group is owned by the Austrian Stumpf Group that is globally successful in the areas of High-Tech Engineering, Smart & Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Technology Investments.
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