Kaxu Solar One

General Info
Owner/s: 
Abengoa
Industrial Development Corporation
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
South Africa
Status: 
Under construction
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
100.00 MW
Construction start date: 
November 2012
Start date: 
June, 2014
Location: 
Pofadder, North Cape
Generation: 
320.00 GWh
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
Solucar TR
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Rioglass
Number of SCAs: 
1 200
Number of loops: 
300
Number of SCAs per loop: 
4
Number of modules per SCA: 
10
Reflecting area: 
800 000 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Schott PTR70
Receiver type: 
Evacuated
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Dowtherm A

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank indirect - molten salts
Storage: 
2.50 Hours
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Power cycle pressure: 
100 bar
Cooling: 
Dry
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Abengoa
Industrial Development Corporation
EPC: 
Abener
Teyma
O&M: 
Abengoa Solar
Key components suppliers: 
Dow Chemical
Suppliers details: 
Alfa Laval (Heat exchangers)
Geopile Africa (Piling works)
Flowserve (Pumps, actuators)
Dow Chemical (Heat Transfer Fluid)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
$860 million
Generation Offtaker: 
Eskom
PPA/Tariff: 
$0.32 per kWh
Construction Employment: 
800 jobs-year
O&M employment: 
35 jobs
Financing: 
IFC - World Bank
Clean Technology Fund
Development Bank of Southern Africa - ZAR1300 million
FirstRand Bank
IDC
Nedbank
Other financing info: 

Financing info from IFC:

An A Loan of up to ZAR 1000 million (approximately US$ 125 million) for IFC’s own account;
Mobilization of a senior loan from the Clean Technology Fund of up to US$26.5 million;

 

DBSA:

ZAR1300 million are approximately US$146 million

 

 

General comments:

The pant is owned by !Ka Xu CSP South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Ownership:

Abengoa Solar South Africa (Pty) Ltd*: 51%

Industrial Development Corporation(IDC)**: 29%

A community trust backed by Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE): 20%

*Abengoa Solar South Africa (Pty) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abengoa

**IDC is a self-financing, South African state-owned development finance institution

 

 

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