UAE’s AMEA Power wins contract to build 2 solar power projects in Morocco

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) and the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development have awarded a contract to the UAE-based AMEA Power in order to build two solar projects.

According to the statement, AMEA Power has been awarded to construct two solar projects with a combined output of 72 MW in Taroudant, in the Souss-Massa region, and El Hajeb, in the Fes-Meknes region.

The solar projects were part of a large international tender launched by Masen and the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development in February 2021 to construct the first phase of the Noor PV II program, a multi-site solar energy program with a total capacity of 330MW. Such a program intends to supply green and competitive electricity to large industrial companies established in Morocco under the 13-09 legal framework.

Following the announcement, AMEA Power’s Chairman, Mr. Hussain Al Nowais, said that, “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 program supports Morocco’s target to increase its renewables share to 52 percent by 2030. We look forward to supporting the country in achieving its objective and diversifying its energy mix,” Mr. Al Nowais further added.

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

Last month, AMEA Power secured a Concession Agreement and a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) worth $100 million for a 100MW solar project in Kairouan from the Tunisian Government.

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