Andasol 3

General Info
Owner/s: 
Ferrostaal
RWE
Rhein E
SWM
Solar Millenium
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
Spain
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.00 MW
Construction start date: 
March 2008
Start date: 
August, 2011
Location: 
Aldeire, Granada
Generation: 
170.00 GWh
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
Flagsol SKAL - ET 150
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Flabeg RP3
Number of SCAs: 
624
Number of loops: 
156
Number of SCAs per loop: 
4
Number of modules per SCA: 
12
SCA aperture area: 
817 m²
SCA length: 
150 m
Reflecting area: 
510 000 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Schott PTR70
HTF Temp in: 
293ºC
HTF Temp out: 
393ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank indirect - molten salts
Storage: 
7.50 Hours
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Power cycle pressure: 
100 bar
Turbine: 
MAN Diesel & Turbo - dual casing reheat turbine
Turbine efficiency: 
38.1% at full load
Cooling: 
Wet
Cooling method: 
Cooling tower
Power (gross): 
50.00 MW
Power (net): 
49.90 MW
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
Natural gas - 15% max
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Ferrostaal
EPC: 
Duro Felguera
Key components suppliers: 
MAN Diesel & Turbo
Schott
Suppliers details: 
MAN Diesel & Turbo (Turbine)
Schott (HCE)
AKO (electrical heat tracing)
IDOM (Complete Basic and Detail engineering of Power Block & HTF System)
Schubert & Salzer - BVALVE (Valves)
Fichtner Solar (Consultancy and/or conceptual design)
Energia Gigjon (Metal sttructures)
Weber-Hydraulik (hydraulic systems)
Drehmo (Actuators)
Ideas en Metal (Pylons, Drive Pylons, HCE supports)
Leser (Valves)
Saidi (Valves)
Esindus (Cooling towers)
Socioeconomics
Generation Offtaker: 
Endesa
PPA/Tariff: 
27 eurocent per kWh - 25 years (RD661/2007)
Other
Solar resource: 
2 200 kWh/m2/yr
Solar resource source: 
Meteo station
General comments:
Documents and links:
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PDF icon Andasol 3 fact sheet2.81 MB
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