SENER signs contract for more than 500 million Euros in the world’s largest solar complex

The complex, located in the vicinity of the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate, is made up of four plants.

Madrid, 27 May 2015 - Following a contract won in Morocco worth more than 500 million Euros, the technology and engineering group SENER is beginning construction of thermosolar plants Noor II and Noor III. Together with Noor I, they comprise the biggest thermosolar complex in the world and boast a production capacity of more than 510 MW. Having been responsible for everything from the turnkey construction to the commissioning of the Noor I plant, SENER recently won the contract to carry out the turnkey construction of the Noor II and Noor III phases along with SEPCO III. All of the engineering, construction, commissioning and start-up for this project will be carried out by SENER and its partners. SENER, therefore, will complete the three thermosolar phases of the Noor project, given that Noor IV will be a photovoltaic technology plant.


The complex, located in the vicinity of the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate, is made up of four plants. Three of its plants are equipped with thermosolar technology developed 100% by SENER. The first, Noor I, has a production capacity of 160 MW and is equipped with the SENERtrough cylindrical parabolic troughs, designed and patented by SENER. Noor I will begin operations later this year. With regards to the construction which is already underway, Noor II will have installed the second generation of SENER's troughs, the SENERtrough-2 system, and will have a production capacity of 200 MW. Finally, Noor III, capable of producing 150 MW of power, will employ central tower technology with salt receivers. This central tower technology was applied by SENER in the Gemasolar plant in Seville and is therefore a natural evolution of this pioneering installation. All three power plants incorporate a molten salt storage system which will make possible to produce electricity in absence of solar radiation.

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