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Boost for construction of wind parks of Morocco. Two grandiose projects were launched last September.

Wind turbines are on the rise

Wind turbines are on the rise

The National electricity and drinking water (Onee) and Nareva Holding were both kicked off wind farms comforting the country in its new energy strategy launched in March 2009, s’ is the development of the national potential for renewable energy resources, promotion of energy efficiency and integration into regional energy system.

Thus, the Sovereign has officially launched the Integrated Programme Moroccan wind power June 28, 2010 in Tangier.

It is in this context that the Onee proceeded, there almost four weeks, with the opening of the technical bids for the tender relating to the development, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the integrated 850 MW wind project. All five pre-qualified bidders submitted bids on industrial integration which will consist of the establishment in Morocco manufacturing and assembly of wind turbine components such as towers, blades, nacelles, hubs and other electrical and electronic equipment, according to a statement from the onee.

According to the same source, the integrated 850 MW wind project is developed under a public-private partnership where onee, the Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development and the company will join energy investment partner Strategic selected reference on the said bidding process, and will be structured following a BOOT “Build Own Operate and Transfer” scheme.

For its part, Nareva signed it three weeks ago, a partnership agreement with the American General Electric (GE) for the extension of Akhfennir wind farm, which will double its installed capacity of 100 MW to 200 MW.

GE 1.7-100 wind turbines will produce wind energy in Morocco, and participate in achieving the renewable energy country, the source said.

Mohamed Dekkak