Global Leader in International Renewable Industry News

posted in:

One of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012

Tractebel Engineering and its consortium partners* were chosen by the South African utility company Eskom to provide engineering and project management for one of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power plants with tower technology (capacity 100 MWe) in Upington, South Africa.

The project will be financed by the World Bank Clean Technology Fund, African Development Bank, the French Development Agency, the German public-sector financial institution KfW and the European Investment Bank. The services of the consortium will be implemented during the development and execution phases of the project.
The plant will have a circular solar field of heliostats focussing the solar radiation in two-axis tracking towards a molten salt central receiver located in a high tower. From this receptor, the molten salts will be driven to an exchanger to produce superheated steam for generating power in a conventional steam turbine. Some of the heat from the molten salts will be used to continue production beyond daylight hours, achieving a capacity factor of at least 60%.
Luc Resteigne, General Manager Power & Gas, underlines the importance of this contract: “this 60 months contract constitutes a major step in the further development of our activities in South Africa. Our leading role in this CSP contract will reinforce our international position as a comprehensive energy engineering company on the African continent.”
* consortium partners: Spanish Astrom Technical Advisors and South-African PD Naidoo & Associates


Source: Tractebel Engineering

posted in:

Other Renewable News

Trina Solar announces grid connection for 23.8 MW PV projects in UK 18-04-2014
Hannon Armstrong ("HASI") and Sol Systems collaborate to deploy up to $100 million of debt financing for distributed solar project developers in 2014 18-04-2014
EasySolar announces the all-in-one solar power solution 17-04-2014
Three International wind power exhibitions to take place in Shanghai in July 2014 17-04-2014
Bharat Light & Power selects OSIsoft PI System to support renewable energy growth in India 17-04-2014
JinkoSolar successfully connects two solar PV projects totaling 39MW to the grid in Jiangsu Province 17-04-2014
Yingli Green Energy signs cooperation agreement with Sailing Capital to jointly form a one billion RMB renewable energy fund 17-04-2014
IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA in Russia to construct the 1,020 MW substation for the Votkinskaya hydropower station 17-04-2014
Silver Fox® labels exhibit excellent results in latest long-term UV tests 16-04-2014
Introducing Trinity, a portable wind turbine power station for charging USB devices 16-04-2014