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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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Wind power in Morocco: Siemens’ wind turbines blades plant already operational

In Morocco, Siemens’ wind turbines blades plant is already operational and is to be inaugurated on October 11, 2017. Investment agreement for the project was signed in March 2016 and the latter cost €100 million ($11,730,000). The plant can therefore supply the 200MW windfarm led by Nareva in Boujdour (85% of its production is to be … Continue reading Wind power in Morocco: Siemens’ wind turbines blades plant already operational

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Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Tarfaya

Tarfaya is home to Africa’s largest wind farm and it generates enough power for 1.5 million homes, but it is only the start of Morocco’s green revolution. The World Bank showed in 2015 that 97 percent of Morocco’s energy came from imported fossil fuel, but this is beginning to change. Built within two years and … Continue reading Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Tarfaya

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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 power in Africa

As the only country in North Africa without significant proven hydrocarbon reserves, Morocco has consistently backed the construction of wind and solar energy projects. It was the fourth biggest investor in renewable energy in relation to the size of its GDP in the world last year. The government’s latest targets aim to boost the proportion … Continue reading Wind power in Africa

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Morocco to give 600 mosques a green makeover

Six hundred “green mosques” are to be created in Morocco by March 2019 in a national consciousness-raising initiative that aims to speed the country’s journey to clean energy. If all goes to plan, the green revamp will see LED lighting, solar thermal water heaters and photovoltaic systems installed in 100 mosques by the end of … Continue reading Morocco to give 600 mosques a green makeover

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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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Morocco launches wind farm to address needs of industrial firms

The first private wind farm in Morocco will be launched in the northern city of Tangiers in September 2017, local media reported on Wednesday. Moroccan news site Media24.ma said the 120 MW windfarm will be built on the ridge of the Jbel Sendouq, mountainous area located approximately 50 km east of Tangiers. In June 2010, … Continue reading Morocco launches wind farm to address needs of industrial firms

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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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Acciona will be at the second edition of the Morocco solar festival in Ouarzazate

This will be the second year in which Acciona sponsors this international event which seeks to raise awareness with regard to the great potential of renewable energies and, in particular, concentrated solar power. This will be the second year in which ACCIONA sponsors this international event which seeks to raise awareness with regard to the … Continue reading Acciona will be at the second edition of the Morocco solar festival in Ouarzazate

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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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North Africa sees surge in large-scale wind power projects

The Wind Power North Africa Conference is taking place from 18 – 21 October 2015 in Cairo, Egypt, to enable private and government stakeholders to discuss key upcoming wind projects and strategies to drive growth in the North African wind power market. North Africa boasts exceptional wind energy conditions. Egypt aims to generate 7.2 gigawatts … Continue reading North Africa sees surge in large-scale wind power projects

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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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