Assembly of solar receiver begins at Khi Solar One CSP plant in South Africa
After the completion of the tower in the Khi Solar One CSP plant in South Africa, the construction team has started to lift the solar reciver to the 200 m tower.
The 100 tons west cavity high-pressure drum, has been raised, jointly with a 50 tons support floor. The tower is designed with two opposite cavities to receive the concentrated solar radiation.
The solar boiler has been manufactured by Belgium's CMI Solar, the solar branch of CMI Groupe, which was awarded by Abengoa, the plant developer, back in 2012,
The 50 MW CSP plant is the third tower-type built by Abengoa and the first outside Spain, where the company owns the PS10 and the PS20.
The Khi Solar One is a superheated steam plant with 3 hours of thermal storage and dry cooling.
CMI has continued to work in the receiver development and says it has "optimized the design of its solar receivers, adapting them for power plants of greater capacity (up to 400 MWe)".