On November 9, the tower of Jinta ZhongGuang Solar “CSP + PV” pilot project 100MW CSP project reached the top, making a milestone progress of project construction.
The concrete tower is 195 meters tall and the overall height, if counted to the center of the receiver, is 220 meters. We started placing concrete of tower foundation on June 17, 2022. After 146 days of relentless efforts and with well-organized project management, we finally completed the tower construction on November 9. As a core structure of the whole tower CSP plant, tower is always an important project milestone. Its successful completion will lay a solid foundation for the rest project construction.
Currently, all work is progressing well. We have completed the first and second design reviews on grid access system. In terms of structural construction, we have reached top for the tower, the electric control building and the air-cooling system structure. Foundation of the molten salt storage tanks has been mostly completed. Auxiliary systems and the upper structure of the front area of the plant are under construction. We expect all civil work can be completed in the first half of 2023, and all installation work be completed in the second half of 2023, making the plant ready for synchronization before end of 2023.
Jinta ZhongGuang Solar “CSP + PV” pilot project is developed and constructed by Jinta ZhongGuang Solar Power Generation Co., Ltd., with a total installed capacity of 700MW. It is a hybrid power plant with 100MW CT CSP and 600MW PV. The 100MW CT CSP project, with a 9-hour molten salt thermal storage, use solar thermal tower technology fully developed by Cosin Solar. Its designed annual production is 1370 GWh and will save 480,000 tons of standard coal and reduce 1,310,000 tons of CO₂ emission per year. The project commenced construction on March 25, 2022, and is scheduled to synchronize to the grid at full capacity before end of December 2023.