CSP Solutions Consult GmbH, Cologne, a company of the Solar Millennium Group, has issued two licenses for the use of its parabolic trough collector design Skal-ET at solar-thermal power plants in southern Spain. The first power plant, called Astexol-2, is being built by the Spanish general contractor Elecnor in the province Extremadura. The second project (also 50-megawatt) is being realized near Moron de la Frontera in Andalusia by the Spanish general contractor (Union Temporal de Empresas - UTE) Termosolar Moron, with participation of the Acciona Group and the EPC company Seridom and is owned by Ibereólica Solar Morón, S.L. In addition to the license, the orders also include an extensive engineering package for customizing the collector design to meet the respective site conditions and for the specification of components and for the installation of the collectors.
At approximately 366,000 sqm respectively 380,000 sqm, the collector space of these plants is smaller than the Andasol power plants developed by the Solar Millennium Group. This lies in the fact that thermal storage will not be used for both projects. The license only applies to these two parabolic trough plants. The Skal-ET collector design by the Solar Millennium Group has already been used in the first parabolic trough power plants in Europe, the Andasol plants in southern Spain, and the Kuraymat power plant project in Egypt.
Oliver Blamberger, member of the Executive Board of Solar Millennium: “These orders for our collector design demonstrate not only the competitiveness of our technology. They are also proof of the successful expansion of our business model along the value chain of solar thermal power plants”. Nonetheless the clear priority of Solar Millennium in the future will still be the realization of projects, which have been developed by the groups’ companies.
Dr. Wolfgang Knothe, CEO of the technology company Flagsol: "The order is a result of our considerable quality efforts as well as of our research and development activities within the Solar Millennium Group. As a leading technology company for parabolic trough power plants, we also want to further expand our license business in the future with products and services for all matters pertaining to solar-thermal power plants, thereby creating sustainable value added for our customers."