(May 30, 2014) - Abengoa has been chosen by the Moroccan National Electricity and Drinking Water Office (ONEE) to construct a new deslination plant in Agadir, Morocco. The project will draw on Abengoa's technological capabilities, based on a desalination method using a water ultrafiltration pretreatment that will optimize the advances reverse osmosis process. It will be Morocco's largest capacity desalination plant.
Abengoa will be responsible for the design, technology and construction of the plant as well as its subsequent maintenance and operation for a 20-year period. Abengoa's project in Morocco will require a total investment of 82 million euros (more than $112 million). The plant will supply 100,000 cubic meters of drinking water every day to the inhabitants of Greater Agadir.
The Agadir desalination project will increase Abengoa's total desalination capacity to nearly 1,400 M m3/day. Abengoa has been present in Morocco since 1977 and has offices in the cities of Rabat and Casablanca. It has carried out major large-scale projects in the region, such as the world's first ISCC (Integrated Solar Combined Cycle) plant located in Ain Beni Mathar.
Abengoa applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from sea water.