Project contracts relating to the completion of the first phase of the Taza wind farm in eastern Morocco, with a total power of 150 MW, were recently signed in Rabat, said the Ministry of Energy, mines and the environment in a press release on Wednesday.
These contracts were signed by the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), the French group EDF Renewable and the Japanese company Mitsui.
The parties concerned have also signed financing contracts with the group of Japanese banks (JBIC, NEXI, MUFG and SMBC) as well as the Moroccan bank BMCE, thus completing the financing of this first phase of the project.
The first phase of the Taza wind farm, whose commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2021, is made up of 27 wind turbines with a unit power of 3.23 MW. The electricity produced will correspond to the electricity consumption of a city of around 350,000 inhabitants.
On the environmental side, the project will save around 200,000 tonnes of CO2 per year in its first phase.
The Taza wind farm is part of the national energy strategy, the objective of which is to reach 52% of the installed electrical power based on renewable energy by 2030.