Engineering and construction firm Fluor has won a contract from Elecnor to design two new 50MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in Alcazar de San Juan, Spain.

When complete, the two CSP generating facilities will capture solar energy using parabolic trough mirrors and will ultimately convert the energy into electricity through a steam turbine generator.

The solar project is under way with engineering expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2011.

Fluor’s Asturias and Madrid, Spain, operations will lead the engineering effort with support from its southern California operations center.

Fluor vice president of renewables business line Brad Friesen said that Fluor continues to expand its position in the global solar power generation market both in the CSP arena and in the utility scale photovoltaic space.

Elecnor is engaged in the engineering, development and construction of infrastructure in the fields of energy, environment, technology and information systems and space.