Shams 1 CSP Project

This page provides information on Shams 1 CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Shams 1
Location: Madinat Zayed

Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Owners (%): Masdar 60%, Total 20%, (Abengoa 20% later sold to Madar)
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2019
Nominal Capacity: 100 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2013

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021

Background

Break Ground Date 2010
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 210
Lat/Long Location 23.57,53.716
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 2.5

Participants

Developer Masdar, Total, Abengoa
UAE, France, Spain
EPC Abener, Teyma
Spain
Electricity Generation Offtaker ADWEC

Costs

Total Construction Cost (2013) $ 600.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $648.32 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 6483.2
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.27
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 Start Year 2013
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type PPA
Policy Support Scheme Private PPA

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 627840
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 768
# of Loops 192
# of SCAs per Loop 4
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Abengoa
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Abengoa
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Model Astro (ET-150)
Mirror Manufacturer Flabeg
Germany
Mirror Model RP3

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Therminol VP-1
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Eastman/Solutia
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 27648
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 300°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 400°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott
Germany
Receiver Model PTR 70

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 100 MW
Turbine Manufacturer MAN Turbo
Germany
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Cooling Type Dry