UAE's AMEA Power to build two solar power projects in Morocco
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UAE’s AMEA Power to build two solar power projects in Morocco

UAE’s AMEA Power to build two solar power projects in Morocco

The two plants will be located in Taroudant, in the Souss-Massa region and in El Hajeb, in the Fès-Meknès region, each with a production capacity of 36MW

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UAE-based solar and wind plant developer, AMEA Power, has been awarded two solar power plant projects of 36MW each following an international tender process.

The announcement was made by the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) and the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, according to state news agency WAM.

AMEA Power was awarded two solar sites, located respectively in Taroudant, in the Souss-Massa region and in El Hajeb, in the Fès-Meknès region.

The solar projects were part of a large international tender launched by Masen and the ministry in February 2021 to construct the first phase of the Noor PV II programme, a multi-site solar energy programme with a total capacity of 330MW.

Such programme intends to supply green and competitive electricity to large industrial companies established in Morocco under the 13-09 legal framework.

“Being awarded a total capacity of 72MW in Morocco is another great milestone for AMEA Power. Morocco is a significant market for us, as it has established itself as a regional leader in clean energy pushing forward large-scale renewable energy projects. The Noor PV II programme supports Morocco’s target to increase its renewables share to 52 percent by 2030,” said AMEA Power’s chairman, Hussain Al Nowais.

AMEA Power currently produces about 2,000 megawatts MW of clean energy through solar and wind energy plants in 15 countries. It plans to raise its output of clean energy to 5,000MW within the next three years.

Earlier this year, the Tunisian Government awarded AMEA Power a concession and a power purchase agreement for a 100MW solar project in Kairouan, worth $100m. Construction on that plant is expected to begin by the end of this year. The Tunisian project has a planned production of nearly 223,171 MWh of power per year, saving more than 113,525 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

Read: Tunisia awards UAE’s AMEA Power $100m agreement to build solar power plant

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