November 7 (Renewables Now) - Spanish group Abengoa SA (BME:ABG) said Wednesday it had completed synchronisation of the turbine at the 50-MW Luneng Haixi concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in China.
The molten salt tower plant in China’s Qinghai province now has all mechanical and electrical infrastructure in place to proceed to operation phase, the engineering company said.
Abengoa has been working on the project since early 2018 as the technology provider and developer of the solar field, among other technical duties, under a contract awarded by SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Co Ltd, a Chinese engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.
The Luneng Haixi project is part of the Chinese government plan to achieve a solar thermal installed base of at least 27 GW by 2030. The project developer is China’s Luneng Group Co Ltd, a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China.
Under a different contract, awarded by Shuangliang Royal Tech CSP Technology Co Ltd, Abengoa is also working as the technology and engineering provider for the 50-MW Royal Tech Yumen parabolic trough CSP project in China’s Gansu province. This project is part of the thermo solar Demonstration Program launched by the Chinese government, which is being deployed with the development of a first batch of 20 projects totaling 1.35 GW.