Abu Dhabi-based renewables firm Masdar is currently in talks over taking part in Morocco’s forthcoming wind tender as well as other wind and solar energy investments, local daily Aujourd’hui le Maroc reports according to Renewables.Seenews.com.
The 850 MW tender includes five projects — the 150MW Tanger 2 in the northern part of the country, 300MW at Tiskrad, Laayoune, 200MW at Jbel Lahdid, Essaouira, 100 MW near Boujdour, and 100MW at Midelt, some 400 km east of Casablanca.
Another business opportunity that Masdar is eyeing is solar power plant development at the Ouarzazate site.
Masdar has already approached Spanish Acciona Energia, which is a pre-qualified bidder in the 850MW wind energy tender managed by Moroccan electricity and water utility company ONEE.
Last March, Masdar and Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) have signed a partnership to design, supply and install 17,670 solar home systems across 940 villages in the North African country, Arabian Business reported.