http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.07Change: -0.08
R/$ = 10.73Change: -0.07
Au 1271.75 $/ozChange: -15.43
Pt 1416.50 $/ozChange: -7.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Nov 06, 2012

Abengoa’s first solar power tower outside Spain to be built in Upington

Back
Construction|Madrid|Seville|Abengoa|Africa|Eskom|Industrial|Industrial Development Corporation|PROJECT|Projects|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Water|Africa|South Africa|Spain|CSP Plant|Khi Solar One Plant|Energy|Power Producers|Northern Cape|Power|Water|Dry-cooling Technology
Construction||Africa|Eskom|Industrial|PROJECT|Projects|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Water|Africa|||Energy|||Power|Water|
construction|madrid|seville|abengoa|africa-company|eskom|industrial|industrial-development-corporation|project|projects|renewable-energy|renewable-energy-company|water-company|africa|south-africa|spain|csp-plant|khi-solar-one-plant|energy|power-producers|northern-cape|power|water|drycooling-technology
© Reuse this



Leading renewable-energy group Abengoa, of Spain, reports that it has started construction on two solar power projects in South Africa, following the signing on Monday of agreements enabling independent power producers to proceed with the country’s first large-scale renewable-energy projects.

Abengoa is developing the 50 MW Khi Solar One power-tower concentrating solar power (CSP) project, near Upington, in the Northern Cape, as well as a 100 MW parabolic trough CSP plant, dubbed KaXu Solar One, which will be situated near Pofadder, also in the sun-drenched Northern Cape province.

Abengoa currently has 743 MW of installed solar capacity around the world and 910 MW under construction, and the Khi Solar One plant will be only the group’s third commercial power tower and its first outside of Spain.

Both developments signed long-term power purchase and implementation agreements with Eskom and the Department of Energy respectively on November 5, having been named as preferred projects along with 26 other wind and solar bidders in December last year.

Collectively the 28 projects selected during the first bid window of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme represent an investment value of around R47-billion and wind and solar capacity of around 1 415 MW.

The Abengoa projects, which are expected to be operational during 2016, are the only CSP projects selected during the first bidding phase and the documentation released following their selection indicates total costs of R11.4-billion for the development of the two projects.

The Seville-domiciled group is partnering with the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), and will build, operate and maintain the plants – Abengoa owns 51% of the project, the IDC 29%, while black economic–empowerment entities own the 20% balance.

Both Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One will employ dry-cooling technology, to reduce water consumption and will incorporate storage capacity – about two hours in the case of Khi and three hours for KaXu.

The Madrid-listed group says the projects would reduce South Africa’s yearly carbon dioxide emissions by about 498 000 t and will create about 1 400 local construction jobs and 70 permanent operational jobs.

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Infrastructure News
Several rural communities are facing severe water contamination, the DA said on Monday after it conducted a probe into water quality in four provinces. "The vast majority of South Africans are receiving clean and reliable water, but there are problems and they appear...
South African utility Eskom said on Monday that a report in a business newspaper that power supply would be "highly constrained" for the next five years was a "worst-case scenario." "It would not be correct to say categorically that it would take five years. That is...
Article contains comments
Vuli Cuba has resigned as chairperson of JSE-listed construction group Stefanutti Stocks. Cuba took up the position following the resignation as chairperson of Stefanutti founder Gino Stefanutti on July 15.
Article contains comments
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 43 minutes ago E-tolling Gauteng's highways has failed and the system falls short of its intentions, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Tuesday. "This system is falling far short of its intentions and targets," Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage told public...
Updated 2 hours 56 minutes ago Fuel cell products provider Ballard Power Systems has appointed Randall MacEwen as president and CEO, effective October 6, replacing John Sheridan, who is retiring after serving as the company’s president and CEO since 2006. Sheridan would continue to serve as an...
Updated 3 hours ago Sub-Saharan Africa’s digital revolution was not set to get under way  – it had already started, Ericsson VP for strategy, marketing and communication Tumi Sekhukhune told delegates at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Network and Application Conference...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced its fourth consecutive year of profits. The group's results for the financial year 2013/2014 were recently announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria. Revenues grew by 17%, net...
There is little opportunity for JSE-listed infrastructure company Group Five to grow shareholder value in the domestic market, says CEO Mike Upton. He says value can still be found in the private sector, in the renewable and industrial power sector, as well as in...
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has announced the event dates of the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). The event will take place from October 14 to October 25, 2015, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
UK engineering support services provider Babcock is set to deliver the largest order of global truck manufacturer DAF’s truck tractors in Southern Africa to bulk carrier road-based logistics company Ngululu Bulk Carriers (NBC), with 133 trucks to be delivered in...
Digital radio communications in the African local government space can open up the world, but have many challenges to overcome, notes integration and migration of legacy radio communications infrastructure with digital mobile radio company Emcom Wireless head of...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks