La Africana

General Info
Owner/s: 
Grupo Ortiz
Magtel
TSK
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
Spain
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.00 MW
Start date: 
July, 2012
Location: 
Fuente Palmera, Cordoba
Generation: 
170.00 GWh
Land area: 
252 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
SENER SENERTrough
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Flabeg RP3
Number of SCAs: 
672
Number of loops: 
168
Number of SCAs per loop: 
4
Number of modules per SCA: 
12
SCA length: 
150 m
Reflecting area: 
550 000 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: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank indirect - molten salts
Storage: 
7.50 Hours
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Cooling: 
Wet
Power (gross): 
50.00 MW
Power (net): 
49.90 MW
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
Natural gas for HTF heating - max 15%
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Magtel
EPC: 
SENER
O&M: 
Magtel
Key components suppliers: 
SENER
Schott
Foster Wheeler
Flabeg
Suppliers details: 
SENER (Solar collector assemblies - troughs)
Schott (HCE)
Foster Wheeler (Steam generation)
Flabeg (Mirrors)
Talleres MAC (Heat exchangers)
IDOM (Detail engineering of Power Block & HTF System)
Ideas en Metal (Drive pylons, HCE supports)
MTS (Valves)
Idom (Detailed engineer for power block + BOP + HTF)
Abantia (GNL)
Saidi (Valves)
Vorsevi (Geotechnical engineering)
Wika (pressure and temperature measurement)
AKO (Electric heat tracing)
Schubert & Salzer - BVALVE (Valves)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
387 million Euros
Generation Offtaker: 
Endesa
PPA/Tariff: 
RD661/2007 - 27 eurocent per kWh - 25 years
Construction Employment: 
300 jobs-year
O&M employment: 
40 jobs-year
Financing: 
BBVA (Project Finance Leader)
ICO (Instituto de Crédito Oficial)
Santander
Bankia
La Caixa
Banco Sabadell
Bankinter
Banesto
Other
Solar resource: 
1 950 kWh/m2/yr
Solar resource source: 
Measured on site
General comments:
Documents and links:
La Africana CSP plant Heat exchangers delivering - Picture: Gruas Cambronero Heat exchangers delivering - Picture: Gruas Cambronero La Africana CSP plant under construction
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