中文  |  ENGLISH

The world's largest solar power plant built with Industeel's stainless steel

2018.05.28     From: ArcelorMittal

Noor Ouarzazate Solar Power Complex, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant will enable Morocco to source almost half the country’s energy from renewables by 2020. The third phase of the project, Noor III, which will be operational as from October 2018, is being constructed near Ouarzazate, in Morocco, with stainless steel provided by Industeel.

Providing half the country’s energy from renewables


Noor III is the third phase of the Nour Ouarzazate Solar Power Complex. It is developed on an area of 750 hectares and it is expected to supply 500 GWh per year.

In an objective of sustainability, the complex could produce enough energy to power more than one million homes and reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 760,000 tonnes per year. Moreover, keeping in mind sustainability, it will use a dry cooling system to decrease water use.

Up to 560°C thanks to Industeel’s UR™ 347H

Noor III uses a solar power tower topped by a central receiver which heats molten salts to extremely high temperatures reaching around 560°C. Then these heated molten salts are stored up to eight hours, allowing for production of electricity into the night.

This technology required the use of our special UR™347H stainless steel grade for the production of the heat exchangers, steam generators, high temperature pipes and molten salt storage tank.



UR™ 347H is a niobium-stabilised austenitic steel produced at Industeel’s Charleroi and Le Creusot plants. Its properties makes it an ideal steel for this type of project:

  • good general corrosion resistance

  • excellent resistance to intergranular corrosion in the as-welded condition

  • easy to weld and form

  • good low temperature toughness


Another prestigious contract for Industeel

Industeel was awarded the prestigious contract thanks to its long-standing relationships with the various equipment manufacturers, among which Prominox, the Moroccan company specialised in stainless steel fabrication who was awarded the construction of the hot molten salts tank. The tank, which has impressive dimensions - 19400m³; 41m diameter; 144m height - will operate at 550°C to store 7 hours of operation of the solar plant.


Relevant CSP Conference:CSP Focus MENA 2018(June 27-28,Marrakeck Morocco)

Leave your thoughts here

Latest News

See more+
  • 158 GWh – Annual Generation of SUPCON Delingha 50MW Tower CSP Project Released

    The operational data of SUPCON Delingha 50MW Tower CSP Project arrived as expected. From August 6, 2021 (after the completion of the turbine rectification) to August 5, 2022, the cumulative actual power generation of the plant for the complete year was 158 GWh, reaching 108% of the annual design power generation (146 GWh) and setting the highest operational record of the same type of power plant i

  • CSP Projects Updates – First Week of August (8.1-8.7)

    Feasibility Study Bidding for SPIC Hami 1GW CSP+PV Project Xinjiang Energy & Chemical Co., Ltd. of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) invited public bids for the feasibility study of SPIC Hami 1GW CSP+PV Project, which includes 100MW of CSP and 900MW of PV. RFQ for Datang Shichengzi 1GW CSP+PV Demonstration Project Datang Hami Wind Power Development Co., Ltd. released a procurement anno

  • RayGen connects concentrated solar power towers to the grid, but storage component will have to wait

    A Melbourne-based solar storage technology company hoping to combine solar power and long duration energy storage (LDES) has announced that one component of its flagship site in Western Victoria isnow connected to the grid.RayGen – backed by AGL and a host of big international energy companies – said on Wednesday that it is sending power to the grid from its Carwarp site just over 30 kilometres

  • Heliogen and Dimensional Energy Announce First-of-its-Kind Collaboration to Produce Carbon-Free Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Concentrated Sunlight and Green Hydrogen

    Initiative to demonstrate technology and produce jet fuel reserves for commercially viable carbon neutral flight.Heliogen, Inc. (NYSE: HLGN), a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy technology, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent (“LOI”) with Dimensional Energy, a sustainable fuels company, to jointly produce sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) at Heliogen’

Reports(Member Only)

See more+

Upcoming Events

See more+

Project Updates

See more+

CONTACT US

Tex:

Email:csp@cspfocus.cn


备案/许可证编号为:沪ICP备17051021号

Wechat public platform

Follow CSP Focus for more news