Morocco launches tender for 260 MW solar project

The project is part of MASEN’s Noor Atlas solar programme implemented by Onee which aims to develop solar energy in remote areas of Morocco, in line with the kingdom’s objective of increasing the share of renewable energy to 52% by 2030.

European Investment Bank (EIB), is financing the programme to the tune of US $131M.

The programme will enable Morocco to diversify its electricity mix and help reduce energy dependence on fossil fuels.

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Morocco launches tender for 260 MW solar project2022-07-11T15:32:17+02:00

Morocco invests in desalination plants as drought worsens

Morocco is expecting a tough summer when it comes to water supply.

The North African nation’s worst drought in 40 years is leaving people without tap water for hours during summer times, particularly in the southeast part of the country.

“The 2022 drought is happening after four consecutive years of moderate to severe drought, which led to an exceptionally dry year in Morocco,”.

In May, the minister of equipment and water stated that Morocco would be facing difficult periods due to a rise in temperatures and low […]

Morocco invests in desalination plants as drought worsens2022-06-28T13:08:39+02:00

Morocco to ramp up green hydrogen production – Morocco

Morocco is considered a pioneer in the field of renewable energy both on the African continent and in the Middle East region. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to see the kingdom pursuing its investments in clean solutions such as green hydrogen.

Produced entirely from renewable energy, one of the main advantages of green hydrogen is that it is non-intermittent, providing a constant supply of energy to a variety of industries including transport, power generation and industrial plants, and once processed, it can be stored as hydrocarbons or liquid, which is very convenient, as […]

Morocco to ramp up green hydrogen production – Morocco2022-05-24T15:58:26+02:00

The construction site of the Sfax desalination plant finally starts – Tunisia

The Sfax seawater desalination project is on track. On 1 April 2022, the head of the Tunisian government Najla Bouden launched work on the project site in Gargour, 20 km from the city of Sfax.

The consortium consisting of Tecnicas De Desalinizacion De Aguas (TEDAGUA), through its parent company Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, Metito and Orascom Construction is implementing the project, which is expected to improve the drinking water supply for more than 600,000 people, mainly in Sfax.

Initially scheduled for 29 July 2020, the start of […]

The construction site of the Sfax desalination plant finally starts – Tunisia2022-04-07T15:50:50+02:00

Construction works for Tunisia’s Gargour Seawater Desalination Plant launched – Tunisia

The construction works of the Gargour seawater desalination plant (South Sfax) were kicked off by Prime Minister Najla Bouden on Friday, after a delay that lasted for several years due to corruption suspicions related to this project.

Although Former Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Oussema Kheriji announced the launch of this project on July 29, 2020, construction works did not take place.

They were limited only to the installation of pipes and electrification. Then, in July 2020, the Metito, Orascom and Cobra consortium won the […]

Construction works for Tunisia’s Gargour Seawater Desalination Plant launched – Tunisia2022-04-03T15:07:48+02:00

Water supply fears as Morocco hit by worst drought since 1980s – Morocco

As Morocco withers under its worst drought in 40 years, experts warn that a combination of climate change and bad resource management could trigger severe drinking water shortages.

“The country hasn’t seen a situation like this since the start of the 1980s,” said water policy expert Abderrahim Hendouf.
While it was usually farmers who bore the brunt of repeated droughts in the North African kingdom, today water supplies to cities are under threat, water minister Nizar Baraka told parliament in mid-March.

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Water supply fears as Morocco hit by worst drought since 1980s – Morocco2022-03-23T15:15:21+01:00

Nizar Baraka: Morocco Will Lose 30% of Water Resources by 2050 – Morocco

Rabat – Minister of Equipment and Water, Nizar Baraka called for the urgent prioritization of water efficiency measures, in order to combat the water stress that currently engulfs Morocco.

During a meeting organized by the Press Club Morocco on the topic of “Water as a Moroccan Wager” in partnership with the higher institute of Information and Communication, Baraka highlighted that improving water efficiency in Morocco must be at the center of concerns, in addition to the construction and management sectors.

The minister stressed that Morocco has moved […]

Nizar Baraka: Morocco Will Lose 30% of Water Resources by 2050 – Morocco2022-03-05T14:43:09+01:00

Morocco switches on desalination plant to supply Agadir residents, farmers – Morocco

Morocco has switched on its largest desalination plant in Chtouka Aitbaha, worth $470 million, to serve the water stressed area of Agadir and the farms in its south, the agriculture ministry said.

The plant will have a daily capacity of 400,000 cubic meters of desalinated water and will help save underground water resources.

Nearly 15,000 hectares will now be irrigated by the plant instead of the scarce groundwater resources.

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Morocco switches on desalination plant to supply Agadir residents, farmers – Morocco2022-01-31T15:02:57+01:00

ONEE launches work on a desalination project in Greater Casablanca – Morocco

The National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) has wasted no time after announcing a few weeks ago, an investment of 79.6 million euros dedicated to the construction of water infrastructure in Morocco.

The public company has just started work on a seawater desalination project in the greater Casablanca area.

We know a little more about the seawater desalination project in Greater Casablanca in Morocco.

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ONEE launches work on a desalination project in Greater Casablanca – Morocco2022-01-26T15:21:10+01:00

Nizar Baraka Highlights Morocco’s Desalination Potential – Morocco

Minister of Equipment and Water Nizar Baraka announced two new Moroccan desalination plants as he expounded on Morocco’s desalination potential.
Morocco is launching new desalination plants in Laayoune and Sidi Ifni to take advantage of the “great assets” the country possesses when it comes to desalination, Baraka told Moroccan state media.

With two long coastlines and a growing arsenal of green energy solutions, Moroccan investment in desalination technology is a no-brainer according to Minister Baraka.

Nizar Baraka Highlights Morocco’s Desalination Potential – Morocco2022-01-22T13:22:55+01:00
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