Termosolar Borges

General Info
Owner/s: 
Abantia
Comsa Emte
Technology: 
Parabolic trough - Biomass
Country: 
Spain
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
22.50 MW
Start date: 
December, 2012
Location: 
Borges Blanques, Lleida
Generation: 
98.00 GWh
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
Siemens SunField LP
Number of SCAs: 
336
Number of loops: 
56
Number of SCAs per loop: 
6
Number of modules per SCA: 
8
SCA aperture area: 
545 m²
SCA length: 
96 m
Reflecting area: 
183 120 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Siemens UVAC2010
Number of HCEs: 
8064
Receiver type: 
Evacuated
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Dowtherm A
HTF Temp in: 
293ºC
HTF Temp out: 
393ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
No
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Turbine: 
MAN Diesel & Turbo MARC 6-R05
Turbine efficiency: 
37% at full load
Cooling: 
Wet
Cooling method: 
Cooling tower
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
Natural gas for HTF heating
Companies involved
EPC: 
Abantia
Comsa Emte
Key components suppliers: 
Siemens
MAN Diesel & Turbo
Intec
Suppliers details: 
Siemens (Solar field, troughs and HCEs)
MAN Diesel & Turbo (Turbine)
Intec (Biomass boilers)
IDOM (Complete Basic and Detail engineering)
Dow Chemical (HTF)
Weber-Hydraulik (hydraulic systems)
Ideas en Metal (Center Pipe, Reflector supp, Pylons, Drive Pylons, UVAC supp)
Saidi (Valves)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
€153 million
PPA/Tariff: 
Spain RD 661/2007 - 27 eurocent per kWh - 25 years
Construction Employment: 
350 jobs-year
O&M employment: 
30 jobs-year
Financing: 
CaixaBank
Banc de Sabadell
ICO
BBVA
ICF
Banesto
Other financing info: 

Excerpt from a press release:

Lleida, January 20, 2012 .- Termosolar Borges (Les Borges Blanques, Lleida), the first plant in the world that combines thermoelectric power and biomass with their entry into full operation in January 2013, closed yesterday a loan through the modality of "Project finance" for an amount of 99 million euro over 19 years, with a group of financial institutions led by CaixaBank jointly with Banc de Sabadell, Official Credit Institute (ICO), BBVA, Institut Català de Finances (ICF) and Banesto.

 

Other
Construction length: 
20 months
General comments:

This is a hybrid CSP-Biomass plant.

The plant includes two biomass boilers of 22 MWt each.

Documents and links:
Termosolar Borges CSP-Biomass hybrid power plant
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