Dow targets ME solar market at expo
Abu Dhabi, May 16, 2012
Dow Heat Transfer Fluids, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is seeking to target the growing market for solar power in the Middle East at a major event in Abu Dhabi.
The company is showcasing its innovative range of solutions at Menasol 2012, the 4th North Africa & Middle East Solar Conference and Expo. The two-day event opened today (May 16).
“The Middle East is seeing significant investment in solar power as the region seeks to adopt sustainable sources of energy, a fact that is emphasized by recent announcements and ongoing initiatives,” said Carolina Barrios, market development manager for Dow Heat Transfer Fluids. “This is a market that holds a tremendous amount of potential and we are keen to showcase our total solution approach to serving the region’s Concentrated Solar Power industry.”
Barrios said Dow’s continual growth in the CSP industry has led to the use of Dowtherm A heat transfer fluid in more than 24 large scale CSP installations globally with a total power generation capacity of more than 1 GW.
Dowtherm A is a specialized heat transfer fluid with a 75-year track record in high temperature service and an ability to withstand temperatures up to 400° C. Its proven track record, stability, and low viscosity throughout its entire operating range have made it the leading fluid for CSP projects globally, the company said.
The company creates innovative production and logistic solutions to meet the high volume fluid requirements of CSP plants. Included are complex fluid staging and delivery systems to meet narrow installation timeframes at plants in often remote locations, it said.
Dow also offers a diverse range of engineering support services and training programs to help operators monitor and maintain fluids, ensuring maximum system efficiency with minimum downtime. – TradeArabia News Service