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Solar Thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery

The Solar Invictus parabolic sun dishes form the heart of our system to generate solar steam for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). We recognized that oil fields are unique environments and need solutions that are designed to face these particular challenges. Our systems use the same feed water as existing oil industry standard Once Through Steam Generators (OTSG) use and produce exactly the same steam quality. Ultra high efficiency combined with low capital costs help to deliver a Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) that is approximately 30% below that of our nearest solar competitor and also cheaper than natural gas by the same margin. Our systems also offer a reduction in natural gas consumption by 80% as well as in CO2 emissions.

Advantages of the Solar Invictus compared to other solar systems

  • Solar Invictus is ideally suited for EOR – the provided steam quality (temperature, pressure) is exactly the same as of standard Once Through Steam Generators
  • Integrates directly into the existing oil field infrastructure
  • Designed for desert conditions: can withstand harsh sandstorms, high salinity environments and large temperature differentials
  • Uses existing oilfield water to produce steam, no extra treatment necessary
  • In-built self-cleaning system requires no human intervention and only cleans each dish when a drop in efficiency is monitored, thereby minimizing water usage
  • De-centralized steam generation increases system robustness and reliability
  • Individual dishes allow for optimal land usage and reduced piping losses (installation close to injection point)
  • No specialized ground leveling required
  • Modular and scalable concept as well as re-locatable to other sites
 

Integrated Solar Steam Cycle (ISSC)

The Solar Invictus can be used in an ISSC role offering an effective hybrid solution for injecting cheap and clean solar steam into the more traditional power generation cycle.

Unlike solar trough systems, the sun dish generates solar steam at 565°C thereby avoiding the need to use a carbon-based fuel to boost the steam temperature before injecting into a steam turbine.

An ISSC combines the benefit of clean energy with the on-demand dispatchability of a traditional gas plant.

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Desalination

Desalination is taking on greater significance as fresh water becomes scarce. Although it is an absolutely essential process, desalination is also very energy-intensive. In the Middle East the combination of a lack of fresh water and high level of solar irradiance make it an ideal region for using Solar Invictus sun dish systems combined with a thermal desalination process such as Multi Effect Distillation (MED)
The Solar Invictus makes it possible to not only run a desalination plant without producing any emissions but also to achieve a lower cost of producing input steam than by burning natural gas.

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Process Steam

Steam production is the second most energy-intensive of all process applications, accounting for almost 25% of worldwide energy consumption. Solar steam is valuable in energy-intensive sectors of industry located in areas of high solar irradiation. Solar Invictus sun dishes are the perfect answer with the flexibility provided by a modular system and the ability to produce steam at up to 700°C. Our system can work in a hybrid configuration alongside existing boilers and/or can also be paired with a thermal energy storage system to offer an operating time of up to 16 hours..
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High Concentrating Photovoltaic (HCPV)

with thermal energy recovery

In a hybrid application, generating both electrical power and thermal energy, the Solar Invictus can be extremely efficient using HCPV (High-Concentrating Photovoltaic) modules that convert over 40% of the solar energy directly into electricity. The high precision optics of the Solar Invictus create a uniform sunspot over the HCPV modules with concentration ratios between 500 and 1000 suns which provides best working conditions for the modules.
The rest of the energy (heat) which does not take part in electricity generation must be dissipated from the modules in order to maintain the allowed temperature of the HCPV components. But instead of simply wasting this energy it can be utilized in a secondary heat-driven process such as thermal desalination, absorption cooling air-conditioning or for industrial process heat, making it an ideal solution for the Middle East region. The overall efficiency exceeds 70% with the combined functions of power generation and heat supply.
Looking at remote communities, the hybrid application approach can satisfy two essential needs of the local residents at the same time: electricity and potable water. And all this comes in just one system. A local mini-grid can be established with a small cluster of dishes and integrated electricity storage ensuring that people have around the clock fully dispatchable power. A suitably sized thermal desalination unit can provide clean potable water using the recovered thermal energy. The entire system is automated and designed for remote operations, thereby eliminating the need for constant supervision.

Power generation with Sterling engine

Our concentrators are particularly well suited as power sources for Stirling engines and have proven themselves over several years and multiple global deployments. The high optical performance and accuracy makes our concentrators ideal for such demanding applications. The Stirling/Solar Invictus combination is able to achieve net solar to electric conversion rates of over 30%.
Manager Controls System

Job Purpose:

To lead a team of control systems engineers to design and develop embedded control systems for automation of electro-mechanical equipment and processes

 

Qualification:

 BS (preferably Masters) Electrical/Electronics/Mechatronics/Controls System Engineering.

Experience:

Min 8 years’ experience in design and development of embedded control systems (preferably for controlling/automating mechanical equipment and processes). Minimum three years in lead role

Skills & Abilities

  1. Hands on experience and good knowledge of microcontrollers/processors and other hardware components together with proven programming/coding skills and knowledge of wired and wireless communication protocols.
  2. Good knowledge of motors, actuators, motor controllers, encoders and feedback systems etc.
  3. Knowhow of process instrumentation and control; temperature, pressure, flow sensors, pumps, motors and VFDs.
  4. Able to lead, self-motivated and highly organized
  5. Excellent problem solving skills and able to communicate effectively

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Analyzing and figuring out control system requirements and specifications to automate mechanical equipments. Concept and detailed designing of automation systems (both new and existing).
  2. Leading a team of engineers to design and develop embedded controls system, identifying and selecting control system’s components and capabilities, modeling and designing embedded control systems at system level (both hardware and software), writing and implementing control algorithms.
  3. Developing the embedded control systems for reliability, robustness, safety and cost effectiveness.
  4. Developing test criteria/plans and monitoring/reporting test activities.
  5. Debugging and delivering field deployment ready control systems according to approved project plans.
  6. Developing and motivating team resources.
  7. Reporting and documentation of selection and development of control systems together with related operation and maintenance manuals.

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Thermal Design Engineer

Job Purpose:

To undertake work related to detailed thermal design and simulations of solar thermal systems

Qualification:

BS Mechanical Engineering (Experience in Thermal Design, Direct Steam Generation)

MS Thermal Engineering .

Experience:  2-3 years in thermal designing of commercial systems or as research associate in thermal engineering field.

Skills & Abilities

  1. Capable of making and analysis of Mathematical Models of the Thermal Systems.
  2. Good knowledge of Fluid Mechanics fundamentals.
  3. Advanced working knowledge FEA and CFD packages.
  4. Know how Optimization techniques and Algorithms to minimize thermal losses and optimize the design

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Detailed thermal design and analysis of the systems that transfer heat/energy.
  2. Selection and assistance in the procurement of the materials and components required to develop the systems.
  3.  System characterization and testing.
  4.  Implementing process control; assisting control system design team.

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Controls Design Engineer

Job Purpose:

For embedded system development assistance, making of PCBs, testing and improvements.

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics/Mechatronics and Control Engineering or similar field.

Experience:  0 to 2 years in relative field

Skills & Abilities

  1.  PCB Design and manufacturing
  2. Embedded system design
  3. MATLAB, LabVIEW, Altium proficient

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Embedded System design (Hardware + Software)
  2. PLC based system programming, design and implementation
  3. Circuit Design and PCB manufacturing
  4. Working with colleagues to design new systems, circuits and devices or develop existing
    technology
  5. Testing theoretical designs;
  6.  Writing specifications and technical reports;
  7.  Following defined development processes;
  8.  Ensuring safety regulations are met;
  9.  Project planning and preparing budgets;
  10.  Keeping up to date with developments in technologies and regulations.

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Freelance Field Engineer

 

ZED Solar Ltd is urgently looking for “Freelance Field Engineer” in Kuwait.

Job Duration: 3 Months

Job Location: Kuwait (Work site is located in the Abdali area on Route 80 (1 hour driving distance from Kuwait City)

Visa status: Candidate must have a valid Residence visa with work permit

Qualification: Electrical / Electronics / Mechatronics engineer required

Experience:  Candidate should have hands-on experience with PLCs, Embedded systems, field instrumentation and rotary equipment (Operational experience in remote environment for complex equipment is preferred)

Skills & Abilities

  1. Electronic Systems,
  2. PLC
  3. Lab View
  4. Micro Processor
  5. Rotary Equipment
  6. Electronics Troubleshooting,
  7. Quality Focus,
  8. Analyzing Information ,
  9. Reporting Research Results,
  10. Attention to Detail,
  11. Emphasizing Excellence,
  12. Innovative

Work Conditions & Duties:

  1. 48 – 54 hour work per week
  2. Candidate must be able to work in Kuwait with minimum assistance (remote) from the client
  3. Candidates with their own mode of transportation will be preferred
  4. Candidate must arrange their housing themselves
  5. Candidates must be fluent in English and should be able to communicate clearly via mail and media platforms

Role & Responsibilities:

  1. To implement, maintain and improve instruments, electronic components, equipment or systems.
  2. Offer technical, operational, and administrative information, and resolution of technical issues to customers and staff.
  3. To inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, and systems to ensure accordance to specifications, safety standards, and quality standards.
  4. To provide technical support for projects including design, installation, maintenance, testing, evaluation and operation of systems.
  5. To analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine project recommendations.
  6. To Provide timely resolution and troubleshooting of technical issues related to Instrumentation and automation control systems;
  7. To provide System administration of the automation control system hardware, network and software; Management of control system servers, logic controllers, software and backups; understanding and ensuring compliance with the health and safety regulations and quality standards of the country in which work is undertaken; Providing advice and consultancy support; Purchasing equipment; Work with vendors and contractors and in-house engineers and scientists on timely installation of equipment and construction.

Send CV, covering letter and recent photograph via email latest by 4th April 2016: cv@zedsolar.com

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