Bokpoort

General Info
Owner/s: 
ACWA
Solafrica
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
South Africa
Status: 
Under construction
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.00 MW
Construction start date: 
September 2013
Location: 
Groblershoop, North Cape
Generation: 
230.00 GWh
Land area: 
100 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
SENER SENERTrough
Reflecting area: 
588 600 m²
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Dowtherm A

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank indirect - molten salts
Storage: 
9.30 Hours
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Turbine: 
Siemens SST-800
Cooling: 
Dry
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
LFO Boiler System (2x5 MWht)
Companies involved
Project developer: 
ACWA
Solafrica
EPC: 
Acciona Energia
SENER
TSK
Key components suppliers: 
SENER
Suppliers details: 
SENER (Trough)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
€300 M
Generation Offtaker: 
Eskom
PPA/Tariff: 
20 years fixed tariff
Other
Construction length: 
30 months
Solar resource: 
2 900 kWh/m2/yr
General comments:

The project is promoted by the ACWA Power Consortium, with International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power) as leading developer and Solafrica Thermal Energy Ltd

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