Spain has granted Morocco 14.3 million U.S. dollars in loan to finance seawater desalination project, local media reported on Saturday. The project consists of planning and setting up a factory for seawater desalination, which will supply water to the northeastern provinces of Al Hoceima and Nador, the financial daily L’Economiste pointed out. The factory will be built by the Spanish company of Tedagua, the same source noted. Morocco is witnessing an increasing demand for drinking water as the country went through severe drought in 2015. To ensure the country’s water security, the Moroccan government worked in 2015 a […]
Morocco is finalising a feasibility study and financial and institutional structures for a new seawater desalination plant project
Desalination plant projects are also reportedly in the pipeline for Al Hoceima, Chtouka, El Jadida, Essaouira, Laayoune, Safi, Saidia, and Tiznit-Sidi; as well as Abengoa’s up to 450,000 cu/m per day project in Agadir.
“With increasing demand and insufficient local resources, the only recourse to reduce the deficit in industrial or agriculture drinking water is desalination of seawater,” said Morocco’s secretary of state for water Charafate Afailal.