Planta Solar Cerro Dominador (Atacama 1)

General Info
Owner/s: 
Abengoa
Technology: 
Central receiver (power tower)
Country: 
Chile
Status: 
Under construction
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
110.00 MW
Start date: 
June, 2018
Location: 
Maria Elena, Antofagasta
Land area: 
1 400 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Heliostat aperture: 
140 m2
Number of heliostats: 
10600
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Molten salts - sodium and potassium nitrates

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank direct - Molten salts
Storage: 
24.00 Hours
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Cooling: 
Dry
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Abengoa
Suppliers details: 
Shearman & Sterling - Financial advisory
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
$1.3 billion
Generation Offtaker: 
SING
Construction Employment: 
700 average - peak 2000
Other financing info: 

Shearman & Sterling advised Abengoa Solar Chile S.A. as borrower in connection with a $205 million bridge financing arranged by BTG Pactual for the construction and operation of the Cerro Dominador solar project,

The Shearman & Sterling team included partner Gregory Tan (New York-Project Development & Finance); counsel Alexandro Padrés (New York-Project Development & Finance) and associates Andre Teixeira (New York-Project Development & Finance) and Jackson Murley (New York-Project Development & Finance).

Other
Construction length: 
3 years
General comments:

This could be the first plant designed to work 24/7.

The project has been filed with the Chilean Environmental Impact Assessment Service on December 6, 2013 by Abengoa Solar Chile SA, an Abengoa subsidiary.

The project is a 'solar park' comprising the 110 MW CSP plant and an adjacent 100 MW PV plant.

Planta Solar Cerro Dominador (Atacama 1)
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