Helios 2

General Info
Owner/s: 
Abengoa Solar
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
Spain
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.00 MW
Construction start date: 
Early 2010
Start date: 
August, 2012
Location: 
Arenas de San Juan, Ciudad Real
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 loops: 
90
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
Power (gross): 
50.00 MW
Power (net): 
49.90 MW
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
Natural gas for HTF heating - 15% max
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Abengoa Solar
EPC: 
Abeinsa
Abener
Teyma
O&M: 
Abengoa Solar
Albatros
Key components suppliers: 
Abengoa Solar
Rioglass
Suppliers details: 
Abengoa Solar (Parabolic troughs)
Rioglass (Mirrors)
Schott (HCE)
Siemens (Turbine)
Lointek (Steam generation)
Dinotec (Water treatment)
Sindus (Cooling towers)
Inabensa (Insulation)
Leser (Valves)
Abantia
Saidi (Valves)
Smit
Wika (Pressure and temperature measurement equipment)
BValve (Valves)
Albatros (Cleaning equipment)
Steel Tubes TPF (steel pipes)
Reyco (Valves calibration and/or other valves related works)
Esindus (Cooling towers)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
€215 million
PPA/Tariff: 
Spain RD661/2007 Feed-in-Tariff - 25 years - 27 eurocent per kWh
Financing: 
Santander (Mandated Lead Arranger)
European Investment Bank - €30.6 million
Other
Solar resource: 
2 217 kWh/m2/yr
Solar resource source: 
Meteo station and satellite
General comments:

Helios 1 & 2 are two identical CSP plants which together comprise the Castilla-La Mancha Solar Complex

Helios 1 & 2 CSP plants in Spain
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