China connected the 50 MW Delingha CSP plant to the grid on June 30, the first large-scale CSP plant to come online in the country, according to media reports.
The Delingha CSP plant uses parabolic trough technology and has been developed by China General Nuclear Power (CGN).
Aitesa is the heat exchangers engineering contractor for this project and realized thermal and mechanical design, drawings and also, provided cumputational finite element analysis solutions for four Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers.
Delingha is one of 20 projects selected under China´s 1.35 GW CSP Commercial Demonstration Pilot Program.
China is rapidly expanding domestic renewable energy capacity to reduce carbon emissions and pullution levels worsened by a surge in fossil fuel-fired capacity.