Abengoa to participate in CSP Focus 2018 conference in Morocco focusing on MENA region

China based event organiser CSP Focus announced that Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, will be attending the CSP Focus MENA 2018 event, which will take place in Marrakech, Morocco on June 27-28.  Mr. Pablo Albiach Martin, Proposal Manager and Mr. Javier Pariente, VP Procurement will be among the speakers at the conference.

As a global leader in the solar thermal energy industry, Abengoa  is actively present  in the Middle East and Africa region. It has been  involved in the development and engineering of  CSP projects in the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Israel, Jordan and Egypt totaling over 1 GW.

Located in the Abu Dhabi desert, 100 MW Shams 1 is a reference in the region for being the first plant in the Middle East to use solar thermal technology. Abengoa developed, constructed and took care of the operation and maintenance of the plant, thereby allowing it to acquire unique experience in O&M desert environments.

Abengoa has also been responsible for the engineering, construction and execution of integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) projects like:

  • Waad Al Shamal (Saudi Arabia), 1390MW ISCCS with 50MW parabolic trough;
  • Ain Beni Mathar (Morocco), 450 MW ISCC with 25MW trough;
  • SPP1 Hassi R’mel (Algeria), 150 MW ISCC hybrid plant with 25MW trough in operation.

In addition, Abengoa is involved in the development of  the world’s first large scale desalination plant in Al Khafji,  Saudi Arabia.

Abengoa recently announced it achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa, which will be officially launched this month on May 18, near Pofadder in the Northern Cape.  With the addition of Xina Solar One, Abengoa has now constructed a total of three solar thermal plants in South Africa. The other two plants are KaXu Solar One, which has been operating since 2015, and the 50 MW Khi Solar One plant, whic started operating at the beginning of 2016.

On May 9, it was announced that  Abengoa has been selected by Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd. for the design, construction and commissioning of CSP solar technology and a  solar field of 3 x 200 MW CSP plants equipped with 12 hours molten salt storage. It will be the world’s largest solar complex in Dubai. The project is a part of Phase 4 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is developed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in cooperation with the Arabian Company for Water and Power Project (ACWA Power).

To download Abengoa’s presentation  “Abengoa Lessons Learnt from Construction and Operation Experience and CSP’s Future Value”  by Michael Geyer, Managing Director Abengoa Solar GmbH Director Business Development Europe & Africa Abengoa from last year CSP Focus event click here.

To register for the CSP Focus MENA 2018 event click here.


Source: Press Release by CSP Focus.