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Morocco needs 900 million euros to expand thermal power plant

Morocco and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday signe d an agreement for the construction of two additional production units at Jorf L a sfar power plant, 130 kilometres south of Casablanca, for an overall cost of 10 b illion dirhams (about 900 million euros), an official source told PANA here.

Both power units will be a supplement to the four existing ones and will each ha ve a capacity of 350 megawatts.

The additional units will enable the Moroccan National Electricity Office (ONE) supply enough power to Moroccans.

The four existing units of Jorf Lasfar power station have a unit capacity of 330 kilowatts and they provide nearly half of the electricity needs in the Alawite k ingdom.

The charcoal-driven power plant at Jorf Lasfar is owned 100% by the “Taqa” group of UAE.

The agreement was signed in Fes, 200 kilometres, east of Rabat, at a ceremony at tended by King Mohammed VI of Morocco and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh M ohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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