In 2008, Aalborg CSP designed and supplied a solar tower receiver system that is able to superheat steam at high temperatures and pressure.


Boiler type:Solar superheater
Design pressure:     120 barg

World's first commercial CSP tower plant

Aalborg CSP was awarded the contract to replace an existing 10MWe solar tower receiver system. The power station is the world’s first commercial concentrating solar power tower plant. With a new central receiver system from Aalborg CSP, forced circulation used for uninterrupted feed water flow was replaced by natural circulation increasing performance by 10%. Raising existing capacity from 10MWe to 11MWe enables the solar power station to generate 23,400 MWh of clean energy per year. Aalborg CSP also supplied a complete 13t/h auxiliary steam boiler.

Scope of supply:

  • Receiver module
  • Interconnecting piping
  • Valves
  • Instruments
  • 3D model
  • Steel structure
  • Strength and flex calculation
  • Documentation
  • Supervision of installation and commissioning


Peter Badstue Jensen
Executive Vice President
Integrated Energy Systems /
Thermal Energy Storage
Phone: +45 21 60 87 03

Hammam Soliman
Senior Sales and R&D Manager
Integrated Energy Systems /
Thermal Energy Storage / R&D
phone: +45 91 92 18 50