Energy & Building

Shagaya Concentrated Solar Power Project

The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has developed the innovative Shagaya Renewable Energy Project, which constitutes the first phase (Phase I) of an ambitious Master Plan to generate approximately 3.2GW of electricity using renewable sources by 2030. Phase I sets the basis for future renewable energy developments in Kuwait through the installation of a 50 mega-watt (MW) Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant that was commissioned in December 2018, a 10 MW Wind Farm that was commissioned in May 2017, and a 10 MW Photovoltaic (PV) plant. The official Grand Opening for the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park was held in February 2019.

Shagaya 50MW CSP project is the first commercial CSP plant in Kuwait. Developed by KISR, the project took on an EPC contract with a consortium consisting of Spanish company TSK and Kuwait’s Kharafi National in 2015. Shagaya CSP Plant will produce 180GWh/year with a total area of 250 hectares and reduce the emission by more than 81,000 tons of CO2/year.





50 MW High Pressure-Low Pressure steam turbine

Solar field: Parabolic trough technology SKAL-ET, 206 loops

10 hours Thermal Energy Storage with molten salt

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