Shagaya project KISR

General Info
Owner/s: 
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
Kuwait
Status: 
Planned
Purpose: 
Demonstration
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.00 MW
Location: 
Kuwait
Technology

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank indirect - molten salts
Cooling: 
Dry
Backup: 
Yes
Companies involved
Suppliers details: 
Lahmeyer (pre-feasibility study)
Fichtner (Technical advisor to KISR)
General comments:

Shagaya Project is part of the Innovative Renewable Energy Research program and will be comprised by three main facilities, a concentrated solar power plant and two facilities for wind and PV research.

The proposed CSP plant is expected to be a 50 MW parabolic trough plant with thermal energy storage, located in the western part of Kuwait, which will enable Kuwait to asses the performance of this technology under local climate conditions.

The applicants may apply for one or more of the facilities, in all cases the offer will include EPC and O&M.

For the concentrated solar power facility, it will by dry cooled and will have a "large capacity two tanks molten salt thermal energy storage". Backup fossil fuel may be implemented only for operational purposes, the fuel forseen is light fuel-oil which will be transported to the site via tankers. Water will be carried out to the plant by road tankers.

The O&M will be a 5 years length contract, it includes all operation, repairing and mantenaince. The provision of all O&M services, including all maintenance, overhaul, fuel and water consumption and special repair services, will be based on a fixed fee plus escalation structure for five years.

Meteo station at Shagaya site
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