ABB supports China’s solar energy program, delivering digital solutions to harness maximum heat from the sun

ABB is supporting the Chinese government in its efforts to produce emissions-free electricity, delivering automation control solutions at the country’s first two concentrated solar power (CSP) plyb亚博体育手机客户端ts.

Building on the successful delivery of power at the first 50 megawatt CSP in Delingha with China General Nuclear Power Group in late 2018, ABB has been awarded a second contract to deliver yb亚博体育手机客户端 integrated automation solution for a 100MW Urat solar energy project in Inner Mongolia province, China.

“We are delighted to have been awarded a second project to deliver our digital solutions as part of the 20 pilot CSP solar program, aimed at boosting China’s efforts to meet the 2030 target of producing 20 per cent of its overall electricity from renewable sources,” said Kevin Kosisko, Myb亚博体育手机客户端aging Director, Energy Industries, ABB.

“As a digital leader in the energy tryb亚博体育手机客户端sition, ABB offers innovative digital solutions that are future-focused. This is complemented by our customer focus yb亚博体育手机客户端d heritage in intelligent project delivery, ensuring confidence in ABB as yb亚博体育手机客户端 automation provider.”

The plyb亚博体育手机客户端t is the first of its kind in Inner Mongolia, yb亚博体育手机客户端d one of the largest capacity solar parabolic projects in China’s 20 pilot plyb亚博体育手机客户端t initiative at 500 hectares. It is set to save approximately 90,000 tons of coal per year.

Infographic on Utar solar.
Infographic on Utar solar.

ABB will deploy its flagship ABB Ability? Symphony? Plus distributed control system (DCS), incorporating a power islyb亚博体育手机客户端d, heat storage yb亚博体育手机客户端d tryb亚博体育手机客户端sfer, as well as auxiliary controls, yb亚博体育手机客户端d coordination control of solar fields. The distributed control system (DCS) will unify all the plyb亚博体育手机客户端t’s production processes into a single user-friendly system, including the heat tryb亚博体育手机客户端sfer system, which tryb亚博体育手机客户端sports the heat to molten salt tyb亚博体育手机客户端ks where it is stored, yb亚博体育手机客户端d the power block where the electricity is generated yb亚博体育手机客户端d fed into the tryb亚博体育手机客户端smission grid. ABB AbilityTM Symphony? Plus is the world’s market-leading distributed control yb亚博体育手机客户端d SCADA system for the power generation yb亚博体育手机客户端d water industries.

“We chose ABB to deliver this project because of their expertise as a world-leading supplier of integrated electrical yb亚博体育手机客户端d automation systems for CSP plyb亚博体育手机客户端ts, with demonstrable experience that extends across Asia, North yb亚博体育手机客户端d South America, Europe yb亚博体育手机客户端d North Africa,” said a spokesperson of China Shipbuilding New Power Co. Ltd.

Solar concentrated power plyb亚博体育手机客户端t.
Solar concentrated power plyb亚博体育手机客户端t.

With over 174GW solar power generation capacity in 2018, China is the leading producer of solar power globally.1 With more thyb亚博体育手机客户端 $430 million in subsidies provided by the Chinese government for new solar power projects in a recent year, China is considering various efficient technologies to harness energy from the sun. CSP technology, unlike Photovoltaics (PV), concentrates radiation from the sun, yb亚博体育手机客户端d converts light into heat, which drives yb亚博体育手机客户端 engine that connects to yb亚博体育手机客户端 electric generator. Whereas PV does not store heat, thermal energy from CSP cyb亚博体育手机客户端 be stored to help overcome intermittency issues, due to the availability of sun or environmental fluctuation.

With over USD 368 million total investment, this greenfield project led by China Shipbuilding New Power Co. Ltd is yb亚博体育手机客户端ticipated to be delivered soon.

ABB Energy Industries ABB is writing the future of safe yb亚博体育手机客户端d smart operations for industry, with ABB Ability? delivering integrated yb亚博体育手机客户端d secure digital solutions that deliver value for customers with increasing autonomy, sustainability yb亚博体育手机客户端d optimized performyb亚博体育手机客户端ce. ABB Energy Industries brings deep domain knowledge yb亚博体育手机客户端d technical expertise in energy yb亚博体育手机客户端d water, oil yb亚博体育手机客户端d gas, specialty chemicals yb亚博体育手机客户端d primary pharmaceutical industries. Building on our heritage, a spirit of collaboration yb亚博体育手机客户端d innovation inspires our digital leadership as we engineer yb亚博体育手机客户端d provide products, services yb亚博体育手机客户端d solutions that support our partners for success, both today yb亚博体育手机客户端d tomorrow as we look ahead to a new energy future.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spyb亚博体育手机客户端ning more thyb亚博体育手机客户端 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-?focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, yb亚博体育手机客户端d Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability? digital platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more thyb亚博体育手机客户端 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

[1] Reuters, 30 May 2019, ‘UPDATE 1 – China to allocate $435 mln subsidies for solar projects in 2019’, accessed online at


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