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The Thermosolar power plant of Kathu, South Africa, is now commercially operational

We’re proud to announce that after two years working side by side with Siemens, the Thermosolar power plant of Kathu (South Africa) is now commercially operational.

The Kathu plant was designed and built by the engineering and technology groups SENER and ACCIONA Industrial. This plant provides the energy needs of 179,000 households in the Northern Cape region of South Africa, and reduces carbon emissions by six million tons over 20 years.

Their system and technology is based on the PCS7 software by Siemens. It has redundancies on both the PLC and supervision system levels. Its design was developed taking cybersecurity into account, with the aim of having a sturdy and secure control system against cyber attacks.

We would like to thank SIEMENS, SENER and ACCIONA for their collaboration and support working all these months in South Africa.

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