Solutia will supply Therminol VP-1 synthetic heat transfer fluid for Solnova 4, one of several CSP plants to be developed in Sevilla, Spain. The 50MW plant will be managed by Abener and constructed at its Solucar Platform complex.
Abener had previously selected Therminol VP-1 for two hybrid solar projects – – a 470MW plant in Morocco and a 170MW plant in Algeria. Both of these plants have 20MW each of power output capacity from the CSP plants. The company chose the Therminol VP-1 for all of these projects due to its ability to meet requirements of high temperature systems.
“Therminol continues to be selected for these projects reinforcing the confidence that Abener has in Solutia as a trusted supplier while demonstrating the commitment that Solutia has to Abener and others in the rapidly growing solar industry,” said Solutia’s Richard Altice, vice president of commercial services and technical specialties.
Solutia’s Keith Pearson, global supply chain manager of specialty fluids said, “CSP projects, with their large scale and dynamic project schedules, require global supply chain expertise and flexible manufacturing capabilities. Solutia has assembled a world class team which continues to demonstrate the ability to meet these challenges head-on.”