92.5 MW CSP plant planned for China

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The plant, which has a planned capacity of 92.5 megawatts and is utilizing integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) technology, is expected to be online by October 2013. Hanas is investing the required RMB2.25 billion (around US$346 million), while North China Power Engineering and Siemens are working on its construction.

In a statement released, Hanas explained, "…the power station represents an alternative to the traditional trough solar power generation by adding storage facilities and co-operating with combustion turbines for maximizing utilization of solar power resources."

Construction on the ISCC plant started on October 12. Zhao Xiaoping, vice chairman of Ningxia, Taoyuan, vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Ningxia, and Ma Fuqiang, president of Hanas, attended the groundbreaking ceremony.