Kathu solar park and Bokpoort concentrated solar power plants acknowledged by the African Utility Week Industry Awards

Kathu solar park and Bokpoort concentrated solar power plants acknowledged by the African Utility Week Industry Awards

Leading engineering and construction company SENER, as part of the consortium for the turnkey construction of the 100MW Kathu Solar Park Complex, has been judged as having delivered “The Deal of the Year” at the fourth edition of the African Utility Week Power Awards.
The event took place on Wednesday 17 May 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa. SENER was also awarded, “Large Scale Renewable Energy Project”, for Bokpoort CSP Power Plant, ACWA Power, South Africa.

“We are proud of these awards, which are a testament to the skills that have been brought to the project by the consortiums for both the Kath Solar park and the Bokpoort concentrated solar plant”, says Siyabonga Mbanjwa, Southern Africa Regional MD. “Kathu is equipped with a molten salt heat storage system that allows it to supply thermal power for 4.5 hours, thus extending its operational capacity even after sundown. Kathu will supply enough power to meet the electricity demand of 150,000 homes’’.

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