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ISCC Hassi R'mel

This page provides information on ISCC Hassi R'mel, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration. Integrated Solar Combined-Cycle (ISCC) technology combines the benefits of solar energy with the benefits of a combined cycle. The solar resource partially substitutes the fossil fuel. The project consists of a 150 MWe hybrid power plant composed of a combined cycle and a 20 MWe solar thermal plant.

Status Date: April 15, 2015
Project Overview
Project Name: ISCC Hassi R'mel (ISCC Hassi R'mel)
Country: Algeria
Location: Hassi R'mel
(Hassi R'mel)
Owner(s): Sonatrach (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 20.0 MW Gross: 20.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2011

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Algeria
City: Hassi R'mel
Region: Hassi R'mel
Lat/Long Location: 33°7′ 27.0″ North, 3°21′ 25.0″ East
Land Area: 64 hectares
Contact(s): Mª Jose Mosquera
Company: Abener
Break Ground: October 2007
Start Production: July 14, 2011
Cost (approx): 315,000,000 Euros
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Abener
Owner(s) (%): Sonatrach (100%)
EPC Contractor: Abener
Operator(s): Abener
Generation Offtaker(s): Sonatrach

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 183,860 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 224
# of Loops: 56
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Length: 150 m
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Abengoa Solar (ASTR-Ø)
Mirror Manufacturer: Rioglass
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs): 8,064
HCE Manufacturer (Model): Schott (PTR 70)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Thermal oil
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 293°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 20.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 20.0 MW
Turbine Manufacturer: Siemens SST-900
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Cooling Method: Dry cooling
Cooling Method Description: Aero condensers

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None