KSB delivered pumps for a solar thermal power plant located 60 kilometres south-east of Seville in Andalusia. The units in question were seven process pumps for pumping thermal oil at a drive rating of up to 315 kW, and four canned motor pumps with maximum 45 kW. All the units were built in accordance with the standards and specifications of the American Petroleum Institute (API). The pumps perform different tasks in the power plant.
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Friatec AG – Division Rheinhütte Pumpen received an order from power plant operator Lanco to construct 18 pumps for two solar power plants at a total cost of 3.2 million euros.QVHAYM44QWXV
The pumps are to be built, installed and put into operation at Jodhpur, Radjhastan in western India, by the end of December 2012. These plants are the first large-scale power plants with salt tanks outside of Europe. The project has received the support of the Indian government. With over 250 days of sunshine a year, the border area offers the best solar radiation conditions and is to be developed into a major solar park.
Flowserve Corporation announced it received an order for key pumping systems at the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada. The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project is a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant that utilizes mirrors to focus the sun’s energy on a central receiver that sits atop of a tower. The 110-megawatt (MW) solar energy project’s “molten salt power tower” design captures and stores the sun’s thermal energy. The liquid molten salt, which is pumped to the receiver atop the tower where it captures the thermal energy, is then piped down to tanks to store the energy until it’s needed. The stored heat is then used to generate steam to power a standard steam turbine and generate electricity.