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Project Overview
Project Name: Guzmán
Country: Spain
Location: Palma del Río
(Córdoba)
Owner(s): FCC Energy (70%)
Mitsui (30%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2012

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Guzmán

This page provides information on Guzmán, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: March 18, 2013

Background

Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Palma del Río
Region: Córdoba
Lat/Long Location: 37°9′ 7.0″ North, 5°16′ 16.0″ West
Land Area: 200 hectares
Electricity Generation: 104,000 MWh/yr (Estimated)
Contact(s): David García
Company: FCC Energy
Break Ground: July 2010
Start Production: July 2012
PPA/Tariff Type: Real Decreto 661/2007
PPA/Tariff Rate: 27.0 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
PPA/Tariff Information: Feed-in Tariff
Project Type: Commercial

Participants

Developer(s): FCC Energy
Owner(s) (%): FCC Energy (70%)
Mitsui (30%)
EPC Contractor: FCC, Abantia, SerIDOM (IDOM Group)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 310,406 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 384
# of Loops: 96
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Aperture Area: 817 m²
SCA Length: 150 m
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Sener (SenerTrough)
Mirror Manufacturer (Model): Flabeg (RP3)
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs): 13,824
HCE Manufacturer (Model): Schott (PTR-70)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Dowtherm A
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 293°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C
Solar-Field Temp Difference: 100°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 50.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 50.0 MW
Turbine Manufacturer: Man-Turbo
Turbine Description: 5 extractions
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure: 100.0 bar
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description: Cooling Towers
Fossil Backup Type: HTF Heaters (3x15MWt)
Backup Percentage: 12%

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None