Masen preselects four groups for 500 MW Moroccan solar plant

Share

The agency stated that the following companies have been selected to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the solar thermal plant in the southern city of Ouarzazate:

1. Abeinsa ICI, Abengoa Solar, Mitsui and Abu Dhabi NEC;

2. ENEL and ACS SCE ;

3. International Company for Water and Power (ACWA), Aries IS and TSK EE ; and

4. Orascom CI, Solar Millenium and Evonik Steag.

Masen went on to say that it will send the pre-qualified aplicants requests for proposals towards the end of January.

The first phase of the Ouarzazate solar complex will be based on concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough technologies. Subsequent phases will be launched starting from 2011 and before the end of 2012, in order to achieve the target of 500 MWs in operation by 2015. At least one of these phases will reportedly be dedicated to photovoltaic technologies and another one to CSP tower technologies.

According to Reuters, Ouarzazate’s 500 MW solar plant is the first in a national USD$9 billion solar power program that is projected to include five power stations to account for 38 percent of the country’s installed power generation capacity by 2020.

Share

Related content

Elsewhere on pv magazine...

Leave a Reply

Please be mindful of our community standards.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.

You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.

Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.