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Casablanca: Three Moroccan Projects in List of ‘Most Outstanding Projects in Africa’

2016/01/05

Three of Morocco’s most prominent infrastructure projects are part the inventory of ten “Most Outstanding African Projects in 2015”, according to a ranking by Jeune Afrique magazine.

The Tarfaya wind farm, the Noor solar plant complex in Ourzazate and the Wessal Casablanca-Port project made it to the inventory of the majority significant initiatives that marked Africa’s economy this year.

One of Morocco’s most ambitious projects concerning green energy is the Tarfaya wind farm located in the country’s southern coast.

Consisting of 131 wind turbines with a capacity of 300 megawatts, Tarfaya wind farm is the second major park in Africa. The project costs €450 million, the same source revealed.

King Mohammed VI of Morocco will inaugurate the initial phase of solar plant “Noor I,” on Sunday in Ouarzazate, according to Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment Hakima El Haite.

The Noor Project will use a highly advanced technology called Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), which “allows to store energy for nights and cloudy days.”

Considered the world’s biggest concentrated solar power plant, the Noor is expected to produce enough energy for additional than one million

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