Tubo Sol PE2 required supervision and certification for the construction stages of its new concentrated solar power plant in Calasparra, Spain. That is why they turned to TÜV Rheinland.
Tubo Sol PE2 is a project company originally set up by five Swiss utilities for the realization of the Puerto Errado 2 (PE2) concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Calasparra, Spain. PE2 is the first commercially operated power plant using Linear Fresnel technology, which is provided by Novatec Solar. This technology requires less land and has a high potential for cost reduction when compared with other types of CSP plants, such as parabolic trough and solar tower power plants. To provide evidence of the correct construction of the power plant, Tubo Sol required an independent certification company and able partner to supply extensive supervision and certification services.
Founded 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment, and technology in nearly all aspects of life.
We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006 we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.
Due to our extensive experience with
solar power plants
, we can help and support you in all project phases and ensure plant safety and reliability. We can also support you in achieving and maintaining profitability for largescale PV systems and
solar thermal power plants
– from choosing the right site to full-scale operations.
We offer you a comprehensive range of services related to CSP plants, including site assessment and inspection, supervision of construction, plant surveillance with yield monitoring and evaluation, and
By virtue of our comprehensive experience in construction supervision and certification for solar power projects, TÜV Rheinland was the preferred choice for Tubo Sol PE2.
We witnessed and certified that the construction progress had properly met the project milestones during construction of the power plant. In addition, we provided consultation in formulating the testing, certification and acceptance (TCA) plan and we witnessed the
, resulting in a pre-acceptance certificate, provisional acceptance certificate (PAC), and a final acceptance certificate (FAC). By conducting these services, we ensured peace of mind for the client that the project will comply with the regulations, such as IEC 60953-2 adapted to the special requirements of CSP technology. By successfully providing Tubo Sol with the required certification and supervision, we contributed towards enhancing the legal security, safety and functionality of the plant.
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