With a total investment of $352.9m, the first phase of the world’s largest desalination plant project for drinking water and irrigation has been signed in Morocco yesterday.
The project will be developed by Abengoa and it will take place in Agadir. It’s a result of a partnership between the Moroccan National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water and BMCEE Bank.
The Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhanouch commented on the project signing saying that it constitutes a factor for sustainable growth in the entire region.
The total production capacity of the new desalination plant will be 275 thousand cubic meters per day.
As per the contract, the project developer Abengoa will undertake the venture’s engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance for 27 years.
It’s worth mentioning that the company has been operating in Morocco since 1977 and it has offices in Rabat and Casablanca cities.