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
Owners (%): Abener
Technology Hybrid, Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2159
Nominal Capacity: 20 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2011

Status Date

Status Date December 03, 2021


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