ACCIONA, SENER, TSK - ACCIONA, SENER and TSK inaugurate the Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant in South Africa
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Monday, 21 March 2016 13:06
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The Bokpoort concentrated solar plant in South Africa is now operational, built by a joint venture between Spain's Acciona, Sener and TSK and South Africa's Crowie. The $300m project has been developed by Saudi group ACWA Power awarded the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and  Construction) contract for the turnkey project to the Spanish-led consortium and has a gross capacity of 55MW.

It began operations and makes use of SENERtrough® parabolic trough collector technology with a 1,300 MWht system of two storage tanks using molten salts that provides 9.3 hours of operation. The solar field of the plant consists of 180 loops, and its annual production will be over 230 GWh (net).

The project was developed as part of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme, and will contribute to increase power capacity to the grid, attract foreign direct investment, and create jobs while also stimulating the country’s economy. The tariff offered by ACWA Power during the second REIPPPP procurement window was 12% lower than the cap set by government for CSP technology at that round.



Last Updated on Monday, 21 March 2016 13:12