Liddell Solar Thermal Station

General Info
Owner/s: 
Macquarie Generation
Technology: 
Fresnel
Country: 
Australia
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Steam generation
Power: 
6.00 MW
Thermal power: 
18.00 MWth
Construction start date: 
January 2011
Start date: 
October, 2012
Location: 
Liddell, New South Wales
Technology

Solar field

Reflecting area: 
18 490 m²
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Water - Saturated steam
HTF Temp out: 
270ºC

Power block

Cooling: 
Dry
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Ausra
Novatec Solar
EPC: 
Ausra
Novatec Solar
General comments:

This plant has been built iby two companies.

For the first time, it was Ausra (then bought by Areva Solar) the developer of the first solar field, completed by 2004 with about 1 MWe and subsequently increased up to 9 MWth by 2008.

In December 2010, Macquarie Generation announced Novatec Solar had been awarded the contract to expand the facility with another 9 MWth. This second phase was completed by October 2012

Documents and links:
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PDF icon Project factsheet from Areva350.67 KB
PDF icon Project factsheet from Ausra155.96 KB
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