Hassi R'Mel integrated solar combined cycle power station
The Hassi R'Mel integrated solar combined cycle power station is a hybrid power station that is to be built near Hassi R'Mel in Algeria, thought to be the first of its kind. The plant will combine a 25 MW parabolic trough concentrating solar power array, covering an area of over 180,000 m2, in conjunction with a 130 MW combined cycle gas turbine plant, so cutting carbon emissions compared to a traditional power station. The output from the solar array will be used in the steam turbine.
The construction contract was signed on January 5, 2007 and the plant is to be developed by New Energy Algeria (NEAL), a joint venture between Sonatrach Sonelgaz and SIM.