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

FACTS:

Location:Spain
Boiler type:Solar superheater
Design pressure:     120 barg
Status:Operational

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