14 Mar SENER, ACCIONA AND TSK INAUGURATE THE BOKPOORT CONCENTRATED SOLAR ENERGY PLANT IN SOUTH AFRICA
14th March 2016. The Bokpoort concentrated solar plant, built by a joint venture between Spain’s SENER, ACCIONA and TSK and South Africa’s Crowie, was inaugurated today near Upington in Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The Saudi group ACWA Power awarded the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract for the turnkey project to the Spanish-led consortium, and required an investment of more than €300 million.
The new concentrated solar plant at Bokpoort is already in operation and has a gross capacity of 55 MW. It uses SENERtrough® parabolic trough collector technology with a 1,300 MWht system of two energy storage tanks (TES – Thermal Energy Storage) using molten salts that provide 9.3 hours of operation. The solar field of the plant consists of 180 loops, and its annual production will be over 230 GWh (net). Learn more.