SOLAR TOWERS

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Committed to Renewable Energy & the Environment

Dominion is the industry leader for the design and construction of reinforced concrete solar power towers for CSP plants, having been responsible for building the first operational solar tower in the world. With more than a decade of experience in this sector and our unique capability to offer in-house design and construction services, we’re able to offer our clients the most innovative solutions available today.

Design & engineering

The Power Tower System

Electricity generation, through Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), is produced using receivers located on top of a tall reinforced concrete tower. The tower must be designed to support a major load at its apex, and must be constructed within the allowable parameters to achieve optimal aiming of the heliostats surrounding the tower.

Becoming involved with our clients during the early stages of the project planning and design process is key to achieving the most efficient design possible for the overall project. We’re able to execute all design activities related to solar tower construction including:

  • Architectural Design
  • Structural Design
  • Detailing

Use of the Latest Technology for Structural Analysis and Design

Dominion’s engineering and technical experts utilize finite element (FE) analysis software to develop the design of these specialized structures. We use specific software packages to carry out different elements of the design.

  • SAP2000
  • AutoCad
  • Greitec Steel & Concrete
  • Sofistik
  • RFEM5
  • Design ACI-307
  • Tekla
  • MathCad
  • Revit
  • Staad Pro
  • Inventor

New construction

Dominion continues to develop and use state-of-the-art technology for the construction of concrete solar towers in order to achieve the highest standards of safety and quality, while maintaining superior productivity levels on each of our projects.

Tower scopes of work:

  • Foundation Design & Installation
  • Design of Erection of the Concrete Shell
  • Design & Execution of Heavy Lifting Procedures
  • Install Tower Receiver Deck
  • Erect & Install Receiver
  • Design & Install Internal Floors & External Platforms
  • Electrical
  • All Necessary Temporary Works
  • Accessories

Mechanical scopes of work:

  • Design & Install Piping & Plate Supports
  • Install Cable Trays and Wiring
  • Lift Panel Boxes and Transfers
  • Lift insulation and Wires Inside the Tower
  • Installation of the Permanent Hoist
  • Other Associated Items

Mechanical scopes of work

In addition to the design and construction of the concentrated solar power (CSP) tower, Dominion is able to offer our clients the option to provide many other mechanical scopes of work inside and outside of the tower.

Some of the services we perform:

  • Design & Engineering for Piping Supports
  • Assembly of Piping and Plate Supports Inside the Tower
  • Assembly of cable trays and wires Inside the Tower
  • Lifting of panel boxes & transfers, Insulation, Trace, and Wires Inside the Tower
  • Installation of Permanent Hoists
  • Repairs to Heat Shield on the Receiver
  • Repairs to the Hot Salt Tank
  • Replacement of Superheater
  • Design, Supply, and Install New Platforms
  • Miscellaneous Repairs to Evaporator, Piping, and Heater Bay