Engie has started commercial operation at its 100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa, the French group's first CSP plant, the company announced February 6. The 12 billion-rand ($875 million) Kathu plant incorporates parabolic trough technology with 4.5 hours of molten salt thermal energy storage. Engie [...]
Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January
With an installed capacity of 100 MW, it will allow clean energy to be supplied to 179,000 homes in the Northern Cape region (northern South Africa) and prevent the emission of six million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere over the next 20 years. The plant incorporates SENERTrough®-2 parabolic [...]
ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects
ENGIE (www.Engie.com) is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with a molten salt [...]
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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on 4 June the prices offered from four consortia for the 200-MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. The lowest bid for the Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) project came in at 9.45 US cents/kWh (approx. 8.4 [...]
Kathu plant construction activity is set to peak this year and the Engie-led developer group is integrating new work contracts and training schemes following unexpected demands from local business groups, Cedric Faye, CEO of Kathu Solar Park at Engie, said. The Engie consortium began construction of the 100 MW Kathu [...]
Around 1.500 people will be employed during the construction of 100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant.
Ground was broken this week at the R9-billion, 100 MW Kathu Solar Park concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape, which is set to be one of the largest projects of its kind in the country. The parabolic-trough technology plant, which is being developed by an Engie-led consortium, [...]
Kathu is expected to create 1200 jobs during peak construction, while a further 70 permanent roles will be made available during the operational phase. The project is due to be connected to the grid by the end of 2018, supplying electricity to Eskom under a 20-year power purchase agreement. Mott [...]
SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros
Located in the town of Kathu, in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, this project makes up part of the 2010 IRP (Integrated Resource Program) National Electricity Plan, and will provide an increase in the country's generation capacity until it reaches 86.8 GW in 2030, of which 24% will be renewable. [...]
100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the Northern Cape of South Africa will start construction
ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) is pleased to announce that the Kathu Solar Park project in South Africa, owned by an ENGIE-led consortium with South African partners, has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Eskom – South Africa’s state owned power utility –, making it possible for construction at the site [...]
One key project is the construction of the 100 MW concentrated solar power plant at Kathu in South Africa.