Aïn Beni Mathar ISCC

General Info
Owner/s: 
Office Nationale de l'Electricite
Technology: 
Parabolic trough - ISCC
Country: 
Morocco
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
20.00 MW
Start date: 
May, 2011
Location: 
Ain Beni Mathar
Generation: 
55.00 GWh
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
Abengoa Solar Astro
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Rioglass
Number of SCAs: 
224
Number of loops: 
56
Number of SCAs per loop: 
4
SCA length: 
150 m
Reflecting area: 
183 120 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Schott PTR70
Number of HCEs: 
8,064
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Therminol VP-1
HTF Temp out: 
393ºC

Power block

Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Cooling: 
Dry
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
Natural gas
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Abener
EPC: 
Abener
O&M: 
Abengoa Solar
Office Nationale de l'Electricite
Key components suppliers: 
Fichtner Solar
Telvent
Therminol
Suppliers details: 
IDOM (Complete Basic and Detail engineering)
BValve (Valves)
CCI (Valves, turbine bypass)
Schubert & Salzer - BVALVE (Valves)
Fichtner Solar (Consultancy and/or conceptual design)
Drehmo (Actuators)
Solutia Terminol (HTF)
Leser (Valves)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
€400 million (complete plant)
Construction Employment: 
500 workers
Financing: 
African Development Bank (AfDB) - €136.45 million
Global Environment Facility (GEF) - $43.2 million
Instituto de Credito Oficial (ICO, Spain) - €43 million
Office Nationale de l'Electricite (ONE, Morocco) - €151.40 million (loan from Afdb)
Other financing info: 

This project is included in the $750 million approved by the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) on December 2, 2009 to accelerate global deployment of CSP. The investments were set to be carried out in the MENA region: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. (See document attached)

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The complete plant has an ouput of 450 MW (combined cycle) + 20 MW (solar field)

The expected anual generation is around 3,538 GWh

The plant was inaugurated on May 12, 2010 by H.M. Mohamed VI King of Morocco.

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