Helioenergy 1

General Info
Owner/s: 
Abengoa Solar
EON
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
Spain
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.00 MW
Construction start date: 
Septermber 2009
Start date: 
September, 2011
Location: 
Ecija, Seville
Generation: 
100.00 GWh
Land area: 
110 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
Abengoa Solar Astro
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Rioglass
Number of SCAs: 
360
Number of SCAs per loop: 
4
Number of modules per SCA: 
12
SCA length: 
150 m
Reflecting area: 
300 000 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Schott PTR70
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Therminol VP-1
HTF Temp in: 
293ºC
HTF Temp out: 
393ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
No
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Power cycle pressure: 
100 bar
Turbine: 
Siemens SST700
Cooling: 
Wet
Cooling method: 
Cooling towers
Power (gross): 
50.00 MW
Power (net): 
49.90 MW
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
Natural gas HTF boiler - 15% max
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Abengoa Solar
EPC: 
Abeinsa
Abener
Teyma
O&M: 
Abengoa Solar
Key components suppliers: 
Abengoa Solar
Rioglass
Suppliers details: 
Abengoa Solar (Parabolic troughs)
Rioglass (Mirrors)
Telvent (Centralized control system)
Inabensa (Insulation works)
Leser (Safety valves)
Sindus (Cooling towers)
Saidi (Valves)
Smit
Wika (Pressure and temperature measurement equipment)
Comeval (Valves)
Reyco (Valves calibration and/or other valves related works)
Schubert & Salzer - BVALVE (Valves)
Dinotec (Water treatment)
Esindus (Cooling towers)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
€240 million
Generation Offtaker: 
Endesa
PPA/Tariff: 
Spain RD661/2007 Feed-in-Tariff - 25 years - 27 eurocent per kWh
Construction Employment: 
600 jobs-year
O&M employment: 
50
Financing: 
Santander (Mandated lead arranger)
Credit Agricole CIB
Banco Popular
Banesto
Bankinter
Barclays
Caja Madrid
Cajasol
La Caixa
SMBC
Societe Generale
Unicaja
Other
Other info: 

Plant owner is Helioenergy Electricidad Uno S.A. which is owned in a 50% by Abengoa and E.ON

General comments:

Helioenergy 1 and 2, known as Helioenergy complex, is comprised by two twin parabolic trough plants 50 MW each.

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