Enerstar Villena

General Info
Owner/s: 
FCC Energia
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
Spain
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.00 MW
Construction start date: 
August 2011
Start date: 
July, 2013
Location: 
Villena, Valencia
Generation: 
100.00 GWh
Land area: 
214 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
SENER SENERTrough
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Flabeg RP3
Number of SCAs: 
420
Number of loops: 
105
Number of SCAs per loop: 
4
Number of modules per SCA: 
12
SCA length: 
150 m
Reflecting area: 
339 506 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Schott PTR70
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Diphenil / Biphenil oxide
HTF Temp in: 
293ºC
HTF Temp out: 
393ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
No
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Power cycle pressure: 
100 bar
Turbine: 
MAN Diesel & Turbo - dual casing reheat turbine
Cooling: 
Wet
Cooling method: 
Cooling tower
Power (gross): 
50.00 MW
Power (net): 
49.90 MW
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
Natural gas for HTF boilers (3x15MWt) - 15% max
Companies involved
Project developer: 
FCC Energia
EPC: 
FCC Energia
Idom
Key components suppliers: 
SENER
MAN Diesel & Turbo
Flabeg
Schott
Suppliers details: 
SENER (Parabolic troughs)
MAN Diesel & Turbo (Turbine)
Flabeg (Mirrors)
Schott (HCE)
IDOM (Complete basic and detailed engineering)
Ideas en Metal (Torque Tube, HCE supports)
Saidi (Valves)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
€225 milliob
PPA/Tariff: 
Spain RD661/2007 Feed-in-Tariff - 25 year - 27 eurocent per kWh
Other
Other info: 

Project Timeline (Source: Enerstar Villena)

    September 2005 - Presentation of the project at all local, regional, national and community government levels.

    November 2005 – Project granted the Special Regime, as per Royal Decree 436/2004.

    September 2006 - The project receives interconnection point to the electrical distribution network.

    November 2006 - All land affected by the installation is contracted for 25+ years.

    January 2007 - Line of credit to finance the project is established.

    August 2007 - Constitution of bank guarantee established by Royal Decree 661/2007.

    January 2008 – Water rights granted to the project by the Confederacion Hidrografica del Júcar (local water commission agency.)

    April 2008 – New investor group joins project.

    April 2008 - Engineering contract signed

    May 2008 - New agreement reached with the City of Villena.

    July 2008 - Environmental Impact Study (DIA) is rendered favorable

    August 2008 - Declaration of Community Interest (DIC) is granted.

    March 2009 – The Department of Industry for the Valencian Community (GVA) grants project Administrative Authoriization.

    April 2009 – Construction permit granted by the City of Villena.

    April 2009 – FCC Energy joins the project, Enerstar Villena.

    December 2009 – Enerstar Villena obtains registry in the pre-allocation of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade.

    September 2010 - Approval of the technical implementation project.

    August 2011 – FCC Industrial begins work on the plant.

    November 2011 - FCC Energy acquires 100% equity of Enerstar Villena, SA.

General comments:

The plant is owned by Enerstar Villena SA, which in turn is wholly owned by FCC

Documents and links:
Aerial view of Enerstar Villena CSP plant - Picture: Idom Aerial view of Enerstar Villena CSP plant - Picture: Idom
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