Following an international tender, AMEA Power was awarded a contract for the implementation of two solar power plants, which are a part of the Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex projects in Morocco, by the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen), and the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development.
The two solar power plant projects in Morocco, each of which has a 36MW capacity, were included in a recently launched multinational tender by Masen and the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development for the first phase of the Noor PV II program, a multi-site solar energy scheme with a total capacity of 330MW.
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One of the power plants is located in Taroudant, Souss-Massa region, while the other is located in El Hajeb, Fès-Meknès region.
Remarks on the award
Hussain Al Nowais, AMEA Power Chairman, claimed that it was a huge milestone to be awarded a total capacity of 72MW in Morocco adding that the north African country is an important market for them since it has positioned itself as a leader in clean energy, advancing massive renewable energy projects.
Recently, AMEA was one of the winners of an international contract for the construction of the first phase of the Noor PV II program, which aims to deliver 330 MW of solar capacity in Morocco. The new solar assets will be delivered to Moroccan industrial companies in order to achieve the country’s 2030 goal of achieving a 52 percent renewable energy share.
The Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex is a 580MW solar power project located 10 kilometers north of the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate. It’s the world’s biggest concentrated solar power facility. The construction of a 160MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, dubbed Noor I, was phase one of the Ouarzazate solar power plant project, while phase two featured the construction of the 200MW Noor II CSP plant and also the 150MW Noor III CSP unit. In phase three, a 70MW photovoltaic (PV) Noor IV CSP plant was constructed.
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The first phase of construction began in August 2013, and Noor I was inaugurated in February 2016. In 2018, Noor II and Noor III were also commissioned. While Noor I and Noor II produce energy using concentrated solar power (CSP) technology and mobile 12-meter-tall parabolic mirrors, Noor III was to employ a solar tower to present a technological variation of CSP technology. Photovoltaic technology was to be used in the fourth phase.
ACWA Power Ouarzazate, a consortium comprising ACWA Power, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen), Aries, and TSK, constructed the project under the build, own, operate, and …….