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ISCC Kuraymat

This page provides information on the ISCC project in Kuraymat, 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 Kuraymat project has an overall capacity of 140 MW (120 MW combined cycle, 20 MW solar input).

Status Date: February 12, 2013
Project Overview
Project Name: ISCC Kuraymat (ISCC Kuraymat)
Country: Egypt
Location: Kuraymat
(100 km south of Cairo)
Owner(s): NREA (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: Egypt
City: Kuraymat
Region: 100 km south of Cairo
Lat/Long Location: 29°16′ 43.0″ North, 31°14′ 56.0″ East
Solar Resource: 2,431 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation: 34,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Generation Data Explanation: Expected generation is based on solar fraction of anticipated total generation of 852,000 MWh/yr.
Contact(s): Bothayna Rashed
Company: NREA
Start Production: June 2011
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): NREA
Owner(s) (%): NREA (100%)
EPC Contractor: Orascom/Flagsol

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 130,800 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 160
# of Loops: 40
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Flagsol (SKAL-ET)
Mirror Manufacturer (Model): Flabeg (RP3)
HCE Manufacturer (Model): Schott (PTR 70)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Therminol VP-1
HTF Company: Solutia
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
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description: Cooling Towers

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None