ISCC Hassi R'mel CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: ISCC Hassi R'mel
Location: Hassi R'mel
Hassi R'mel
 Laghouat Algeria
Owners (%): Abener
Technology Hybrid, Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2159
Nominal Capacity: 20 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2011

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2007
Lat/Long Location 33.124,3.357
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.64


Developer Abengoa
EPC Abener
Operator Abener
Electricity Generation Offtaker Sonatrach


PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type PPA
Concessional Funding or Other Support IFC (World bank group) $15 million; International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) $15 million, AfDB $15 million.

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 183860
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 224
# of Loops 56
# of SCAs per Loop 4
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Model Astro (ET-150)
Mirror Manufacturer Rioglass

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Thermal oil
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 8064
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 293°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott
Receiver Model PTR 70

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 20 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Turbine Model SST-900
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Cooling Type Dry

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