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Siemens Gamesa inaugurates the first blade plant in Africa and the Middle East

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has officially inaugurated its new rotor blade factory in Tangier (Morocco), an event chaired by Morocco’s Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid El Alamy, and Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa. The first blade plant of a wind turbine manufacturer in Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa inaugurates the first blade plant in Africa and the Middle East

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IFC supports concentrated solar power (CSP) in Morocco

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to a $20 million equity investment in ACWA Power Ouarzazate, which has developed the 160 MW NOORo 1 concentrated solar power (“CSP”) parabolic trough plant with three-hour storage near Ouarzazate, Morocco.  IFC’s investment will help support the development of Morocco’s solar power industry, part of … Continue reading IFC supports concentrated solar power (CSP) in Morocco

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The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

NOORo I, NOORo II and NOORo III, three solar thermoelectric power plants belonging to the largest solar complex on the planet, located in Ouarzazate (Morocco), are turnkey developments of the SENER engineering and technology group, in which the latter provides its own technology. These facilities are expected to attract the attention of the majority of … Continue reading The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

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Morocco: Why Invest in Concentrated Solar Power?

New technologies are often caught in a bind. Their true value only emerges once people begin to use them, but until they have a proven track record few are willing to try. Breaking out of that bind and establishing a track record requires someone with vision – who can both recognize the potential inherent in … Continue reading Morocco: Why Invest in Concentrated Solar Power?

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Wind energy in Morocco: Vestas receives 120 MW order

Vestas has signed a firm and unconditional order with Acwa Power to supply 40 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine for the 120 MW Khalladi wind park, which will be located in the windy Tangiers region of northern Morocco.   The contract comprises the supply of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year … Continue reading Wind energy in Morocco: Vestas receives 120 MW order

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ACWA Power Khalladi confirms final orders for its Wind Power Project in the North of Morocco

ACWA Power Khalladi has confirmed final orders to suppliers and contractors for the construction of its Wind Power Project in the North of Morocco, following all conditions precedent for its landmark project financing being satisfied. ACWA Power Khalladi (formerly known as UPC Renewables) is 75% owned by ACWA Power – a developer, investor, co-owner and … Continue reading ACWA Power Khalladi confirms final orders for its Wind Power Project in the North of Morocco

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ACWA Power to start work on Morocco wind power project with Vestas wind turbines

Acwa Power, a leading private power and water project developer in the Gulf region, said one of its companies is all set to start the construction of a major wind power project in the north of Morocco. Formerly known as UPC Renewables, Acwa Power Khalladi is 75 per cent owned by Acwa Power – a … Continue reading ACWA Power to start work on Morocco wind power project with Vestas wind turbines

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Morocco pre-awards 850MW wind energy contract

Enel Green Power (EGP), a leader in renewable energy sources, in consortium with Nareva Holding and Siemens Wind Power, has been awarded the preferred bidder status for 850MW of wind power capacity in Morocco. The award was conferred at the “2nd phase of the wind integrated project” tender held by the Moroccan utility ONEE (Office … Continue reading Morocco pre-awards 850MW wind energy contract

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Siemens to build rotor blade factory for wind turbines in Morocco

Siemens and the Moroccan government have reached an important agreement. Siemens will build a factory in Morocco to manufacture rotor blades for onshore wind turbines, creating up to 700 jobs and thereby tripling Siemens’ footprint in the country. The construction of the factory is expected to start as early as the spring of 2016 and … Continue reading Siemens to build rotor blade factory for wind turbines in Morocco

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Wind energy in Morocco: EGP pre-awarded with wind power projects

EGP, in consortium with Nareva Holding and Siemens Wind Power, has been pre-awarded the right to develop, design, finance, construct, operate and maintain five wind power projects in Morocco for a total of 850 MW. The construction of the five plants will require a total investment of approximately 1 billion euros mostly funded through project … Continue reading Wind energy in Morocco: EGP pre-awarded with wind power projects

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Morocco records new low wind power bids

Moroccan energy minister Abdelekader Amara revealed that the north African country has raised the bar and recorded new low bids for wind energy costs. This translates to Morocco’s 850MW large-scale wind power project securing tenders averaging between $25/MWh and $30/MWh.   Amara announced the improved milestone over the weekend at a ministerial round table meeting … Continue reading Morocco records new low wind power bids

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Morocco to launch tender for 850 MW of wind energy

In North Africa, Morocco is preparing to launch a tender for adding an additional 850MW of wind generation capacity to the national grid, a source at the Moroccan electricity and water utility company (ONEE) told local daily L’economiste.   The tender is expected to be launched in the coming weeks and the projects are expected … Continue reading Morocco to launch tender for 850 MW of wind energy

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SENER signs contract for 500 million Euros in the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) complex

Following a contract won in Morocco worth more than 500 million Euros, the technology and engineering group SENER is beginning construction of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants Noor II and Noor III. Together with Noor I, they comprise the biggest thermosolar complex in the world and boast a production capacity of more than 510 MW. … Continue reading SENER signs contract for 500 million Euros in the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) complex

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Wind energy in Morocco: ACWA Power to Launch Wind Power Projects

ACWA Power is planning to launch wind farm projects in Morocco and other countries. Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power, said the company will invest $12 billion in current and new renewable energy projects in these countries.   He added that the Saudi Group is competing for three wind power tenders totaling 850 … Continue reading Wind energy in Morocco: ACWA Power to Launch Wind Power Projects

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Morocco renewable energy sources: wind energy and solar power

Morocco is driven by the fact that it imports almost 94 per cent of its energy requirements and the burden this entails on its economy. At the same time Morocco is endowed by good potential in hydroelectricity in addition to its high solar power and wind energy potential.     The country is aware that … Continue reading Morocco renewable energy sources: wind energy and solar power

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Morocco to establish solar energy programs with Masdar

The government aims to install 2 GW of solar energy by 2020, which will represent 14 percent of the country’s total installed capacity.   UAE-based clean energy firm Masdar and Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) have signed a partnership to design, supply and install 17,670 solar home systems across 940 … Continue reading Morocco to establish solar energy programs with Masdar

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Access Infra Africa bids for 850 MW wind energy project in Morocco

Access Infra Africa has placed the North African country at the heart of its plans to invest up to $500mn in wind energy and solar power projects across the continent.   Access Infra Africa is bidding to develop a wind energy project in Morocco with a total power production capacity of 850 MW. The company … Continue reading Access Infra Africa bids for 850 MW wind energy project in Morocco

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ACWA and SENER wins the contract for Noor 2 and Noor 3 of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Complex in Morocco

The engineering and technology group SENER is involved in the consortium that was awarded the contract for construction of the concentrated solar power (CSP)  plants Noor 2 and Noor 3, phases 2 and 3 of a large concentrating solar thermal complex in Ouarzazate, in southern Morocco. This was somewhat a repeat decision by the Moroccan … Continue reading ACWA and SENER wins the contract for Noor 2 and Noor 3 of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Complex in Morocco

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ACWA Power wins 1.7 bln euro Morocco Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) deal

A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power International has won a 1.7 billion euro contract to build two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants totalling 350 megawatts in the southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate, the Moroccan solar energy agency (Masen) said in a statement. The two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants are the second phase of … Continue reading ACWA Power wins 1.7 bln euro Morocco Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) deal

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Germany provides $800 million loan for Moroccan Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

The German government has provided a €654 million ($800 million) loan for two concentrated solar power (CSP) parks under construction in Morocco’s Ouarzazate region that will have a combined capacity of 350 MW. The Noor Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) complex in Ouarzazate will employ three different technologies: parabolic trough, solar tower and photovoltaics. The German … Continue reading Germany provides $800 million loan for Moroccan Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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