Kathu

Melt 1.030Ton/day of Salt with one Melting Furnace in KATHU Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Herlogas has achieved a New Record in KATHU CSP Plant, “Melt 1.030Ton/day of Salt with one Melting Furnace”. In this project Herlogas has completed the process of melting 45,264 tons of salt in 52 days, achieving a new record of averaging 870 tons/day. Herlogas has also been responsible for heating [...]

Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power plant synchronises to Eskom’s grid

As of 23 February 2018, Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant has been feeding 100MW of power to Eskom’s electricity grid via a 132kV distribution line. Main and auxiliary transformers have been energised, which represents a relevant milestone for the solar thermal power plant commissioning activities. Kathu [...]

Eltherm South Africa Lands Kathu Concentrated Solar Power Plant Heat Tracing Contract

eltherm South Africa has been awarded the electrical heat tracing (EHT) system design and installation contract for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) plant in the Northern Cape. The contract also confirms eltherm’s dominance in the provision of EHT for CSP plants worldwide. The Kathu [...]

ALE secures all Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) contracts in South Africa

In the last four years, ALE’s South Africa branch has secured the heavylifting scope for all Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project contracts across the region. Since ALE won the first contracts, which started simultaneously in 2013, ALE has successfully won and completed six CSP projects across South Africa. All projects [...]

SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power Complex

The consortium formed by the engineering and technology group SENER and ACCIONA, and led by ACCIONA, a global infrastructure and renewable energy leader, has started the turnkey construction of the Kathu Solar Park Complex, after signing the contract with the consortium that owns the project, led by ENGIE, for more [...]

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, [...]

Construction starts on 100MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

100MW Kathu Solar Park concentrated solar power (CSP) project, one of the largest projects of its kind in South Africa, was ground broken earlier this month. Over 12,000 people will be employed during the 28-month construction period. This will encompass the solar field and the power block that will be erected on site, followed by a testing period, at which point commercial operation will be [...]

Mott MacDonald provides technical advisory to Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant

The Kathu Solar Park promises to deliver 100 MW of power to the South African grid, leveraging Concentrated Solar Power technology with a 4.5 hour storage capacity. Mott MacDonald supplied lender’s technical due diligence to financers of the project. One of the current difficulties with solar energy generation is that, [...]

Engie has achieved financial close on the 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power project

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. [...]

Kathu Concentrated Solar Power Project is Going to Reach Financial Close

Kathu project is the bid winner of Round B in the third stage of South Africa REIPPPP. Kathu is a 100 MW CSP project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with molten salt storage system that allows 4.5 hours of thermal energy storage and it is located in Northern Cape, [...]