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Combined solar power and desalination plants: technico-economic potential in Mediterranean Partner countries

Objective

The growing economies in the southern and eastern Mediterranean area increasingly need affordable and efficient energy and water for sustainable development. Hybrid solar/fossil thermal power plants with combined sea water desalination based on concentrating solar power technology (CSP) offer a unique, cost efficient solution to the growing energy and water demand. Hybrid solar/fossil operation offers a smooth transition from the fossil fuel to a solar economy and provides firm power capacity to the grid with up to 8000 full load operating hours per year. The main objective of the MED CSD project is the assessment of the technico-economic potential of CSP for electricity and desalination in Mediterranean region, particularly the Mediterranean Partners Countries (MPCs) (WP3) based on a technology review and considering the results of past and on-going studies and projects (Aqaba project as a reference) (WP1) and attained through the realization of feasibility studies in Mediterranean countries and an impact assessment analysis (WP2). WP1 is the selection of CSP and desalination configurations suitable for application in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region, using information on state of the art of CSP and desalination, specifically engineering performed for Aqaba hybrid CSP desalination plant, and taking into consideration the specific situation and needs where the feasibility studies will be performed. In WP2, a generic feasibility study will be defined and applied to Algeria, Italian Island, Egypt, Morocco and PNA including an impact assessment analysis for a broad dissemination. WP3 will relate to the assessment of the technico-economic potential of CSP for electricity and desalination in Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs). It will be followed by an Action Plan and dissemination of the results (WP4).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/desalination
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

OBSERVATOIRE MEDITERRANEEN DE L'ENERGIE
Address
Rue Des 3 Fontanot 103-105
92000 Nanterre
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 175 886,66
Administrative Contact
Pascal Ronchieri

Participants (13)

NATIONAL ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE

Participation ended

Jordan
Address
Ahmad Al-tarawneh Street
11941 Amman / Al-jubaiha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malek Kabariti (Mr.)
CENTER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 23 486,50
Address
Ei Machaar El Haram Street
40000 Marrakech
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amal Haddouche (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 82 721,70
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Melanie Knittel
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 97 130,32
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Patte (Ms.)
KERNENERGIEN - THE SOLAR POWER COMPANY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 450
Address
Olgastrasse
70180 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Kern (Mr.)
MEKOROT WATER COMPANY LIMITED
Israel
EU contribution
€ 57 781,07
Address
Lincoln Street 9
61201 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Menahem Priel (Mr.)
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Jordan
EU contribution
€ 33 170
Address
Ahmad Tarawneh Street
11941 Amman
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malek Kabariti (Mr.)
NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 35 310
Address
Dr. Ibrahim Aboulnaga St. Ext. Of Abbas El-akkad St., Nars City
11711 Nasr City / Cairo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fathy Ameen Mohammad (Mr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL DE L'EAU POTABLE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 48 150
Address
Avenue Mohamed Belhassan Station De Traitement El Ouazzani
10002 Rabat
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nawal Khalifa
PALESTINIAN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH CENTER
Palestine
EU contribution
€ 31 030
Address
Rafidia Street
N/A Nablus
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Husein Hamed (Mr.)
TECHINT COMPAGNIA TECNICA INTERNAZIONALE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 61 658,75
Address
Via Monte Rosa
20149 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessia Lugoboni (Dr.)
INVEN ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 178 155
Address
Mozartstrasse 22
85435 Erding
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Scharfe (Dr.)
THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 31 030
Address
Konstantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pavlos Tsiartas (Dr.)