CEEC Hami - 50MW Tower CSP Project

This page provides information on CEEC Hami - 50MW Tower CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: CEEC Hami - 50MW Tower
Location: Yiwu
Xinjiang (XUAR) China
Owners (%): China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC)
Technology Power Tower
Solar Resource: 1789
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2019

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2017
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 198.4
Lat/Long Location 43.613785, 94.956374
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 4.4


Developer China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC), Dongfang Electric
EPC Northwest Power Design Institute (NWEPDI) of CEEC
Electricity Generation Offtaker The State Grid Xinjiang Electric Power
Construction Job Years 1200
Annual Operations Jobs 50


Total Construction Cost (2017) 1580.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $238.12 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 4762.3
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.1
Levelised cost of electricity with 5% weighted average cost of capital and a 25 year payback period, capacity dependent O&M (1.5% of investment cost per year), deflated from Year_operational using the Worldbank's GDP deflator; if station under development or construction then not deflated (assumed cost year 2020)
Remuneration RMB/kWh 1.15
Remuneration Start Year 2017
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.17
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 20
Support Scheme Type FIT
Policy Support Scheme Chinese Demonstration Program 1st Batch

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 696751
# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 14500
Heliostat Aperture Area (m²) (or dish aperature for dish systems) 50
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Wuham
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Stellio Consortium(SBP)
Collector/Heliostat Model Stellio
Mirror Manufacturer Wuhan Sunnpo Solar Technology Co.,Ltd.

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Molten Salt - Potassium nitrate
Receiver Working Fluid Category Salt
Working Fluid Manufacturer Jiaocheng Bingsheng Chemical
Tower Height (m) 220
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 290°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 560°C
Receiver Manufacturer Dongfang
Receiver Model External - cylindrical

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Dongfang Boiler
Turbine Model N50-14/550/550
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 140
Turbine Efficiency Percent 44
Steam Generator System Manufacturer Dongfang
Cooling Type Dry (direct air)

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank direct
Storage Capacity (Hours) 13
Storage Description Molten Salt
TES Engineering Company Bluestar (Beijing) Chemical Machinery Co., Ltd. China

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