EDF and Mitsui move on Morocco wind energy

France’s EDF and Japan’s Mitsui could move into Morocco’s wind industry after their joint project was selected as preferred bidder for a 150MW wind project. Morocco’s national electricity office (ONE) picked […]

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By Vicky Ellis

France’s EDF and Japan’s Mitsui could move into Morocco’s wind industry after their joint project was selected as preferred bidder for a 150MW wind project. Morocco’s national electricity office (ONE) picked the consortium to build the Taza wind project, which will have 50 Alstom wind turbines of 3MW each.

Fabienne Demol, Executive Vice President for New Business Development at EDF Energies Nouvelles said the Taza project was “a great opportunity” in a country with “high development potential”. A third of the construction work is meant to be dished out to Moroccan companies.

The North African state is said to have plans for at least 2GW of wind energy and 2GW of solar energy programmes by 2020.