Reported from CSPPLAZA: CPECC Hami 50MW Molten Salt Tower Project is under intensive construction recently. The latest progress is that the pre factory area of the project has been capped. The tower has been constructed to 94 meters and will be capped at the end of September as planned.
At present, the A-B frame of the main factory frame has been on the top, and the assembly workshop construction is more than 70% complete. The erecting of the heliostat pillar in solar field and the assembly work of the molten salt tank steel structure have started. Besides, the equipment bidding has been basically completed. The main equipment such as generators, steam turbine and the solar field has entered the supply phase.
Image: SBP Stellio Heliostat
The project, whose solar field stands particularly because of the adoption of SBP’s Stellio heliostat, is one of China’s first batch of CSP demonstration projects and also the first CSP demonstration project in Xinjiang. With a total investment of 1.6 billion yuan, it started construction on October 19, 2017 and is planned to generate electricity in April 2019.
It is estimated that after the completion of construction the project will be capable of generating 1.9835 billion kWh of clean power, which is superior to PV and wind power generation in quality. The project will guarantee a stable electricity supply and well regulate the power grid. Meanwhile, as one of China’s first batch of CSP demonstration projects, it is of great significance to promote the development of Hami’s related industries in the future.