ISCC Ain Beni Mathar

This page provides information on ISCC Morocco, 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 consist of a 470 MWe hybrid power plant composed of a combined cycle and a 20 MWe solar thermal system.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Ain Beni Mathar
Morocco

Region
Ain Beni Mathar
Lat/Long Location
34°
3'
50.00"
North
6'
0.00"
West
Electricity Generation
55,000 MWh/yr
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
PPA/Tariff Period
25 years
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
Abener
EPC Contractor
Abener
Operator(s)
Abengoa Solar / ONE
Generation Offtaker(s)
ONE (Office National de l'Electricite)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
183,120 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
HCE Manufacturer (Model)
Schott (PTR70)
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs)
8,064
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Therminol VP-1
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
20 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
20 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method
Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: ISCC Ain Beni Mathar
Location: Morocco
Owner(s) (%): ONE (Office National de l'Electricite) (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
20 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
20 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2010

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