Abengoa gets contracts for two 50-MW solar thermal projects in China

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May 3 (Renewables Now) - Spanish group Abengoa SA (BME:ABG) today said it will supply the technology for two 50-MW solar thermal projects in China.

The contracts awarded to the company also cover the engineering development and the provision of technical support during construction.

The first contract comes from SEPCO III Electric Power Construction Corp and is for the 50-MW LuNeng Haixi molten salt tower solar thermal plant project in Qinghai Province. The project is part of programme of the Chinese government that targets the installation of at least 27 GW of solar thermal by 2030, the company said. The developer is Luneng Group, a subsidiary of State Grid Corp of China.

The second project is the Royal Tech Yumen Town East solar thermal parabolic trough plant that will be built in Gansu Province. The customer is SRT (Shuangliang Royal Tech CSP Technology Co Ltd) and the project is part of a demonstration programme of the government, under which an initial set of 20 projects totalling 1.35 GW are being developed.

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