Telvent has secured a contract from Shams Power to design, install and manage the distributed control system (DCS) for a solar thermal power plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Shams Power selected the Telvent solution to control and operate the 100MW Shams-1 concentrated solar project located in Madinat Zayed, 120 kms southwest of Abu Dhabi.
Extending over an area of about 1.5 square miles, the power project will include 768 parabolic trough collectors.
Telvent claims that with the DCS solution, the plant operators will have the ability to control and supervise all solar plant processes, and the solution will increase power plant efficiency while maximizing reliability for customers.
Shams Power is a joint venture of Masdar (60%), Total (20%) and Abengoa Solar (20%).
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