Morocco: Investment in Seawater Desalination

Morocco: Investment in Seawater Desalination



A super-station for seawater desalination will be established in Agadir. The project is the result of a partnership between the National Office for Electricity and Water (ONEE), the Spanish company Abengoa that specializes in the development of renewable energies and Inframaroc, which is a CDG subsidiary.

The plant will be designed to produce enough water for some 800,000 people, a project which requires an initial investment of 112 million dollars (around 1 billion dirhams).

The station will mark a production of 100,000 cubic meters of desalinated water per day, which can be expanded to up to 200,000 cubic meters. This production is expected to cover the drinking water needs of the entirety of the Greater Agadir region until 2030.

The contract of operation that was agreed upon with Abengoa will last for 20 years, as stated in the terms of agreement that were signed with the ONEE.

The Moroccan Times.