By participating in the Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit in India in the spring of 2011, Aalborg CSP & Sojitz Corporation took the first step towards entering the Indian CSP market. Now a year later, Aalborg CSP & Sojitz Corporation is looking forward to attending the event again after a year where the need for the advanced Aalborg CSP steam generator technology was boosted which resulted in an order to supply the steam generator for the first 50+MWe parabolic trough plant in India.

First 50+MWe CSP plant in India

At present, Aalborg CSP is constructing the steam generator for a 50+MWe parabolic trough solar plant for the Godawari project, the first 50+MWe plant to be installed in India.

When the CSP plant is up and running, it will produce superheated steam at 385°C at 104 barg driving a steam turbine producing environmental friendly electricity.

The steam generator unit is on the water/steam side based on natural circulation and on the heat transfer fluid (HTF) side based on limited forced circulation based on ultra-low pressure drop.

Highly improved bankability - long term savings

"With great focus on the plant economy, the products provided by Aalborg CSP have been able to meet these demands by using technology that ensures savings in the long term", says sales director and partner at Aalborg CSP Peter Badstue Jensen.

Aalborg CSP's steam generator design is based on steam boiler technology of header-type, rather than conventional kettle-type heat exchangers. By applying a fully welded coil/header-type instead of the kettle-type steam generator using U-tube design a series of benefits in regard to productivity will improve the overall financial perspective and bankability.

When studying the long term efficiency of the U-tube design, numbers indicate that due to tube leaks the productivity of the system declines throughout the lifetime of the system, as the tube leaks cause the system to stop. Applying a fully welded coil/header-type with 4,5mm thick tubes significantly reduces the need for tube plugging, and thereby reduces the number of stops/downtime throughout the lifetime of the system, in this way improving both productivity, electricity earning and the general payback time of the power plant.

Visit us at the 3rd CSP Today India Summit

On 14-15 March 2012, Aalborg CSP & Sojitz Corporation will be attending the 3rd CSP Today India Summit held at The Leela Kempinski Hotel, New Delhi, India. You can visit us at booth no. 4 at the exhibition area.

Jan Jasper Haikens,Thermal System Engineer from Aalborg CSP will be attending the event. Jan Jasper Haikens was invited as technical speaker, presenting optimization of steam generator design for CSP plants, at the Plant Optimization Summit in San Francisco in September 2011. You are welcome to stop by our booth to meet Jan Jasper Haikens for a talk about steam generator design and optimization.

As event sponsor, we are entitled to offer our colleagues and clients an exclusive $150 discount on admission!