Siemens will deliver the steam plants and generators for the Noor II and Noor III concentrated solar power (CSP) plants at the end of 2016.

Noor II and III are respectively the second and the third phase of a huge solar thermal power complex near the city of Ouarzazate in Morocco. When completed it is to become the world’s largest using this technology.


The German company has already started working on putting together the machinery at its plant in Gorlitz, Moroccan daily Le Matin reports.

Siemens will supply its SST-500/SST-800 steam turbine to the 200 MW Noor II phase while the Noor III, which will employ a different CSP technology — a central tower with salt receivers, will be equipped with its SST- 700 and SST- 900 steam turbines.

Noor II and Noor III are slated to start producing electricity in 2018.

When completed the Noor complex will spread over 3,000 hectares. With 580 MW of nameplate capacity, it is expected to meed the electricity needs of over 1.3 million people while saving 800,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.