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August 31, 2021

Arenales Concentrating Solar Power – Thermal Energy Storage System, Spain

By Carmen

The Arenales Concentrating Solar Power – Thermal Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Sevilla, Moron de la Frontera, Spain.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2013.


The Arenales Concentrating Solar Power – Thermal Energy Storage System was developed by OHL Industrial. The project is owned by OHL Industrial (100%), a subsidiary of Obrascon Huarte Lain.

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming, renewables energy time shift and onsite renewable generation shifting.

Contractors involved

OHL Industrial has delivered the project.

Additional information

Electricity generation of the plant is 166,000 MWh/yr (Estimated). The type of storage is 2-tank indirect and the description is as follows: 60% Sodium Nitrate, 40% Potassium Nitrate.

About OHL Industrial

OHL Industrial SL (OHL Industrial), a subsidiary of Obrascon Huarte Lain SA, is an engineering, procurement and construction company. It offers services such as project management, commissioning, optimized taxation, logistics, conceptual and detailed engineering. It designs, develops, operates and maintains renewable energy plants. It also provides procurement, operation and maintenance, project control, training and financial structures. OHL Industrial serves refinery and petrochemical sector, oil and gas, energy, mining and cements, fire-fighting systems and security markets. The company has operations in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Oman, Jordan and the UAE. OHL Industrial is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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