Solutia to supply heat-transfer fluid to Arizona solar-heat plant

14 April 2011 17:19  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Solutia has won a deal to supply its synthetic heat-transfer fluid, Therminol, to a $2.0bn (€1.4bn) concentrated solar power (CSP) project under construction in Arizona, the US-based chemicals firm said on Thursday.

Solutia said the fluid would play a key role in concentrating solar power at the 250 megawatt (MW) solar project by Abengoa Solar at Gila Bend, Arizona.

When completed in 2013, the project would be the first large-scale US solar plant capable of storing energy for continued power generation during periods of low sunlight, Solutia said.

Solutia’s heat transfer fluid absorbs concentrated sunlight, generating heat and steam that drive power-generating turbines, it said.

Solutia did not disclose financial or other terms of the supply agreement.

($1 = €0.69)

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