Acciona and TSK to Discuss Challenges and Successes of Constructing Noor I CSP Plant in Morocco at MENASOL

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Acciona and TSK delegation to attend MENASOL (6-7 May, Dubai) and join a panel discussion on Morocco’s CSP industry and the lessons learnt on site in Ouarzazate.

The 160MW Noor I CSP project in Morocco has been under construction for almost a year and is expected to reach commercial operation in the second half of 2015. It is Morocco’s first concentrated solar power plant and is being developed by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA power. The EPC consortium is composed of spain’s TSK Electrónica y Electicidad, Acciona Infrastructuras, Acciona Ingeniería, and Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas.

Alfons Juan Tomas, Director of Operations at Acciona Infrastructuras will be joined by Alan Cortizo Suárez, Power & Industrial Plants Sales Manager at TSK to share their experiences of working on the plant in Morocco and the lessons learnt for future CSP projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

Acciona and TSK will also be joined by the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) who are the solar energy off-taker and also part-own and part-funded the Noor I project. MASEN will be sharing their insight into the strategies for successfully creating a rapidly emerging CSP industry in Morocco and the reasons for prioritizing large scale concentrated solar power projects over photovoltaic projects.

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