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Latest Developments on All of China’s First Batch of 20 CSP Demonstration Projects

Report from CSPPLAZA: It has been more than 4 months since the official release of China’s first 20 CSP demonstration projects, and there is only 23 months left till the date of December 31, 2018. Which projects on earth have the promise to finish construction and go into operation before the end of 2018? Through tracking the latest progress of each demonstration project, we may catch a clue.

CSPPLAZA has gathered all 20 demonstration projects’ latest progress listed below. If you want to know more updates about CSP projects, you can download “Control CSP”, an APP owned by CSPPLAZA to get daily updates, or you can register to become a member of CSPPLAZA to gain membership exclusive services.

Under Construction/In the Bidding

1. CGN Delingha 50MW trough CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: This project is now under construction and in the phase of detailed design. Suppliers of key equipment including collector pipe, reflecting mirror and steam turbine have all been confirmed. The project is under steady construction and will not stop work even during Chinese Spring Festival.

2. Shouhang Dunhuang 100MW molten salt tower CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northeast Electric Power Design Institute of Guangdong
Latest progress: Phase1 10MW demonstration project has been online. The collector tower base of phase2 100MW demonstration project has been finished. The bid for steam turbine has been confirmed. Main equipment has been partly set. It is predicted that this project can complete construction by the middle of 2018.

3. Jinfan Aksai 50MW molten salt trough CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: Supporting electricity system has started construction as early as 2013. Diversion works started in 2015. Surrounding supporting facilities are all under construction. Equipment purchasing is in the preparation.

4. Supcon Delingha 50MW molten salt tower CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: 10MW demonstration project has been online. Feasibility study has closed. The opening ceremony has been held. Main equipment such as steam turbine is in procurement.

5. Rayspower Yumen 50MW trough CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study has closed. Construction beginning ceremony has been held. Project’s general institute for preliminary design and survey is Inner Mongolia Electric Power Design & Research Institute.

6. Hami 50MW molten salt tower CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study has closed. Construction beginning ceremony has been held. Main equipment including steam turbine, SGS and electric generator has opened bidding. The bidding result will be published recently. The bid opening date for solar collecting system has been postponed.

7. Zhongyang Chabei 64MW molten salt trough CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited
Latest progress: The commencement ceremony has been held in 2014. At present, it is pushing financing work with Baijirui New Energy Co., Ltd. and other partners.

8. Yumen Xinneng 50MW molten salt tower CSP project

Feasibility study institution: North China Power Engineering Co., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study meeting has been held. The bidding for project’s EPC contractor is underway.

9. Guohua Yumen 100MW molten salt tower CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study has closed. The bidding for project’s EPC contractor is underway. 6 bidders will participate in the bid. The bidding result will be published on February 8, 2017.

10. Royal Tech Urat 100MW trough CSP project

Feasibility study institution: North China Power Engineering Co., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study has closed. Main equipment including steam turbine, SGS and electric generator has opened bidding. The bidding result will be published recently. The project is expected to go into construction in the middle of April, 2017.

11. Royal Tech Yumen 50MW thermal oil trough CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study has closed.Main equipment including steam turbine, SGS and electric generator has opened bidding. The bidding result will be published recently. The project is expected to go into construction in the middle of April, 2017.

In the Early Preparation

1. Delingha 135MW molten salt tower CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study has closed. Technical route has been changed from DSG tower to molten salt tower.

2. Zhaoyang Zhangjiakou 50MW fresnel CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Hebei Electric Power Design & Research Institute
Latest progress: Phase1 15MW project is expected to be online soon. The feasibility study of 50MW project has closed.

3. Dacheng Dunhuang 50MW molten salt fresnel CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study has finished.

4. North United Urat 50MW fresnel CSP project

Feasibility study institution: North China Power Engineering Co., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study has closed.

5. Dahua Shangyi 50MW molten salt tower CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute CO., Ltd.
Latest progress: Feasibility study meeting has been held. Technical route has been changed from DSG tower to molten salt tower.

6. Gonghe 50MW molten salt tower CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Institute of Survey and Design
Latest progress: Feasibility study meeting has been held on November 29, 2017. Preliminary design has already started.

7. Zhongxin Zhangbei 50MW fresnel CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Hebei Electric Power Design & Research Institute
Latest progress: under way

8. Wuwei 100MW trough CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Institute of Survey and Design
Latest progress: under way

9. Sanxia Jinta 100MW tower CSP project

Feasibility study institution: Northwest Institute of Survey and Design
Latest progress: under way

 

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