This Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is located 35 kilometers east of the town of Upington in the Northern Cape region.
ACS, through its subsidiary Cobra, has been selected by the consortium Ilangalethu for construction, operation and maintenance of a Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa that will be executed under a turnkey contract worth approximately 550 million euros.
ACS said the consortium has been selected by the South African Department of Energy to develop, finance and build a solar thermal plant of 100 megawatts (MW) with parabolic trough technology and salt storage system for 4.5 hours of capacity.
This CSP is located 35 kilometers east of the town of Upington in the Northern Cape region.
The consortium plans to start construction, which reach more than 1,200 people work in the summer of 2014 and have the solar power plant into commercial operation in late 2016.