CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS MANAGEMENT
The function of “La Africana” Solar Thermal Power Station is totransform solar energy into electricity by means of a solar land field of approximately 550,000m2 of cylindrical and parabolic shaped collectors, a 7 hours capacity thermic energy storing system of molten salt and a steam cycle of 49.9 MW of nominal power.
This is a state-of-the-art station of parabolic cylinders, where a set of parabolic shaped mirrors concentrate the thermal energy on a single axis. The axis heats a fluid which vaporizes water, creating steam that moves an electricity generating turbine.
The Station, located in Colonia de Fuente Palmera municipality, consists of the following systems: the solar field of parabolic-cylindrical collectors, the thermal storage system through salts, the HTF (High Thermical Fluid) system, the electric generator plant and the BOP (Balance of Plant) that works associated with a group of auxiliary installations that keeps the equipment in working order. The Station also includes the irreplaceable water collection and storage systems, and a set of industrial constructions where the various equipment is stored.