Chinese firms picked to build 50-MW CSP park in Greece

Source: Nur Energie (www.nurenergie.com).

November 14 (Renewables Now) - A consortium of Energy China CGGC International Ltd and Supcon Solar of China has been selected as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for a 50-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Greece.

The Minos CSP park, which will use tower technology and molten salt storage, will be installed in Crete. NUR-MOH Heliothermal SA, a joint venture between UK-based Nur Energie Ltd and Greek oil and energy firm Motor Oil Hellas (FRA:MHZ), is in charge of this project, originally developed by Nur Energie.

Greece-based Prenecon will also take part in the construction activities, the China Solar Thermal Alliance said this week.

In addition to the EPC deal, the project partners have also signed a financing cooperation agreement with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Specific details about it were not provided.

Once operational, the power plant is expected to cover 10% of Crete island’s electricity demand. Its lifespan will be 25 years.

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