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Morocco to Start Building 180 MW Wind Farm

The 850 MW wind power project has been awarded to a consortium set up by Nareva and EGP. Siemens Wind Power, the Moroccan utility ONEE (Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable), the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) and Midelt Wind Farm SA are also involved in this wind energy project. Moroccan leading … Continue reading Morocco to Start Building 180 MW Wind Farm

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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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ACWA, Abengoa make lowest bids for 350-MW of Morocco Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

The lowest bids in two tenders for up to 350 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity in Morocco have been made by tie-ups led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Spanish firm Abengoa, Reuters reported.   The lowest bids in two tenders for up to 350 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity in … Continue reading ACWA, Abengoa make lowest bids for 350-MW of Morocco Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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IEA review of Morocco’s energy policies

Wind energy should reach 700 MW capacity this year, and next year the first concentrated solar power (CSP) plant rated at 160 MW should come on stream.     Morocco’s energy strategy is very much on target, with notable advances in wind and solar power and on fuel subsidy reform, the International Energy Agency (IEA) … Continue reading IEA review of Morocco’s energy policies

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First Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Morocco solar energy project to open in 2015

Morocco’s first Concentrated Solar Power plant will begin operating in 2015 as part of a multi-billion-euro project the oil-scarce kingdom hopes will satisfy its growing energy needs.     Morocco’s first Concentrated Solar Power plant will begin operating in 2015, an official said Sunday, as part of a multi-billion-euro project the oil-scarce kingdom hopes will … Continue reading First Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Morocco solar energy project to open in 2015

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Strong Policy Framework Needed for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Many developing countries with sun-baked deserts are investing in concentrated solar power, or CSP. While the climatic conditions are right for the technology, these countries face challenges in making CSP viable. These include financing and risk mitigation, reducing costs, and building local capacity, among others. A group of energy policymakers and practitioners from Morocco, Egypt, … Continue reading Strong Policy Framework Needed for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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Morocco concentrated solar power (CSP) project gets 654 mln euro German loan

Morocco has secured a 654 million euro loan from German state-owned bank KFW to part-finance two concentrating solar power (CSP) plants totalling 300 megawatts worth an estimated 1.7 billion euros. Tenders for construction of the two solar thermal plants, one of 200 megawatts (MW) and the other of 100 MW, near the southern city of … Continue reading Morocco concentrated solar power (CSP) project gets 654 mln euro German loan

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Morocco set for new Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tenders

Morocco plans to launch tenders by the end of next month for the construction of two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants of 200MW and 100 MW. Morocco’s Solar Energy Agency (Masen) has chosen parabolic mirror technology for the 200 MW concentrated solar plant, and the 100 MW plant will also be built as a solar … Continue reading Morocco set for new Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tenders

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Second phase of Ouarzazate Concentrating Solar Power complex

Masen launches request for qualification process to select potential sponsors to develop the next Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) phase of the Ouarzazate solar power complex. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) has announced on January, 23 the prequalification process for the second phase of the Ouarzazate CSP complex has kicked off. Masen is currently … Continue reading Second phase of Ouarzazate Concentrating Solar Power complex

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Acciona will build one of Africa’s biggest Concentrating Solar Power plants

The Concentrating Solar Power plant will have a maximum installed capacity of 160MW, at an investment of around 500 million euro. Moroccan Government’s Solar Energy Agency (Masen) has selected a project led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power, and made up of a number of companies including Spain’s TSK and Aires, as Preferred Bidder for the first … Continue reading Acciona will build one of Africa’s biggest Concentrating Solar Power plants

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Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas Awarded with the Ouarzazate concentrated solar power project

The consortium formed by Acwa Power International (Acwa Power), Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas (Aries) and TSK Energía y Plantas Industriales (TSK), has been preferred bidder with the first phase of the 500 MW solar project in Morocco. The Ouarzazate Phase 1 Project, a 160MW CSP plant to be built in the area of Ouarzazate, is … Continue reading Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas Awarded with the Ouarzazate concentrated solar power project

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Morocco selects Saudi-led group for Concentrating Solar Power Plant

A group led by Saudi International Company for Water and Power (ACWA) has won a $1-billion contract to build a 160-megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power plant south of Morocco, which hopes to be a key exporter of clean Mustafa Bakkoury, who heads the state’s Solar Energy Agency (Masen), made the announcement at a news conference. … Continue reading Morocco selects Saudi-led group for Concentrating Solar Power Plant

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