China advances with more energy, better technologies and new alliances. This new solar thermal investment with Spain’s Abengoa is part of the ambitious renewable energy program launched by the government of the People’s Republic of China with the purpose of reaching a solar thermal installed base of at least 27 GW in 2030, the largest worldwide.
Abengoa (MCE: ABG / P: SM), an international company that applies innovative technological solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, has successfully carried out the synchronization of the plant’s turbine solar thermal of Luneng Haixi tower that is being built in China and in which Abengoa has participated as a technology provider. The synchronization of the turbine implies the correct operation of all the mechanical and electrical infrastructure to generate electricity (at low power) and gives rise to the process of operation of the plant.
Abengoa has been responsible, for the engineering and construction company SEPCOIII, for the supply of technology and engineering development for this 50 MW tower plant, located in Qinghai province, as well as of the technical support during the construction of the solar field. Specifically, work began in early 2018 and, since then, the project team has been responsible for the development of solar field engineering and technical support and inspections of strategic equipment of execution and commissioning, which continues in process. All this has been carried out in extreme weather conditions, having reached -30ºC.
The project is part of the renewable energy program launched by the Chinese government with the aim of reaching a solar thermal installed base of at least 27 GW in 2030. The developer LuNeng Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China, which is focuses on the real estate and energy sectors since 2002.
In the country, Abengoa is also responsible for providing the technology and engineering for the Royal Tech Yumen 50 MW parabolic trough solar thermal plant project that is being built in Gansu province. This project is carried out for SRT (Shuangliang Royal Tech CSP Technology Co., Ltd), a company dedicated to the research and promotion of solar thermal concentration technology, and is part of the program of solar thermal demonstration launched by the Chinese government, which is being deploying through the development of a first batch of 20 projects with 1.35 GW.
Abengoa (MCE: ABG / P: SM) applies innovative technological solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors.