Frenell has won a contract to supply its solar thermal technology to a coal-fired power station in Uttar Pradesh, India, the company announced November 7.

The project represents the first integrated CSP plant in Asia. Frenell will integrate its Fresnel technology into a 210 MW coal-fired power plant unit using a solar field of surface area 33,000 meters squared.


«The mirrors concentrate the sunlight on absorber tubes and heat the fluid up to 250°C which are the parameters required for the power station unit. The heat generated from the solar field will heat the feed water supplied to the steam generator, allowing for lower coal consumption and thereby reducing the emission of greenhouse gases,» Frenell said in a statement.


Frenell will deliver its CSP technology as subcontractor and will execute the turnkey manufacturing and construction of the solar field. Indian energy company Thermax will act as engineering procurement contractor (EPC).

The project is expected to be completed by September 2017.

The tender, conducted by state-owned utility NTPC, attracted three international bids. The other bids proposed parabolic trough and solar tower projects, Frenell said.