Talk of pursuing Public-Private-Partnerships for infrastructure projects in Morocco become a reality, as a Spanish multinational partnered with Morocco’s National Power and Drinking Water Office (ONEE) started work on what will be the largest desalination plant in the region:
Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, said it has begun construction of a desalination plant in Agadir, Morocco.
The announcement comes after the company closed the financing for the project together with its local partner InfraMaroc (CDG Capital Infrastructures group).
Once commissioned, the Abengoa plant, located 45 km from the city of Agadir, will supply 100,000 cu m per day of drinking water to more than 500,000 people in the region, said a statement from the Spanish group.
It will also ensure the drinking water supply and water security in the zone, further contributing to the development of the tourism and agricultural industries that are the main economic drivers of the region…[Full Story]