Refractaris carries out an inspection mission to the central tower of Noor Energy 1 in Dubai

New economic strategies
18 June 2020
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9 September 2020

A Refractaris technical team has travelled to Dubai to carry out an inspection mission of the thermal protection shield of the central tower of the DEWA project, called Noor Energy 1 whose height, 260 metres, is the highest in the world. 

The heat shield, which Refractaris has engineered, designed and manufactured, is a hybrid assembly made up of a 250MW photovoltaic plant and a 700MW CSP thermodynamic plant (600 MW of parabolic mirrors and 100 MW of solar tower surrounded by heliostats). 

During the visit, Refractaris’ technical staff had the opportunity to inspect the installation work on the Scuttherm® LT HW thermal shield supplied in October 2019 and to make various contacts with the aim of extending their participation in the project by providing high value-added solutions for special high-temperature insulation.

Fourth phase

The hybrid plant, which is being developed as part of the fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, is the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant and combines central tower and cylinder concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. 

Launched in October 2012, the project currently has two photovoltaic plants in operation, 13 MW (Phase I) and 200 MW (Phase II), and a third phase that includes an 800 MW photovoltaic plant and a 200 MW solar thermal plant.

Refractaris is carrying out the work through the contract signed with the Chinese company Shanghai Boiler Work, in charge of the tower receiver, whose contractor is the Asian multinational Shanghai Electric