On the morning of March 17, a JinkoSolar’s raw material processing workshop in China got fire. The fire appeared on around 6 a.m. local time and was extinguished before 10 a.m. The company has been conducting investigations on the fire cause and actual losses, and the surrounding area and communities were not impacted.
A Chinese netizen first reported the sudden fire on Weibo. The flamed factory, which focuses on producing wafers, is located in National Shangrao Economic and Technical Development Zone in Jianxi Province, covering a land of approximately 500 acres. There are about 1,000 staffs working in the factory and there was fortunately no one injured or killed in the accident.JinkoSolar estimates the damages to be between RMB0.5 million to RMB1 million.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, wrote JinkoSolar’s statement. The company’s operations, financials or delivery commitments will not be impacted by the incident because JinkoSolar maintains insurance coverage for all the manufacturing equipment and has started the process to make the relevant insurance claims.
(updated: JinkoSolar’s statement)
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