Morocco will see the establishment of a green hydrogen plant, solar and wind power project via a JV that entails a Chinese, Saudi and Morocco-based firm.
The JV will facilitate the establishment of a production plant with the yearly generation of 1.4 million tons of green ammonia. A 2 GW of solar plant and 4 GW of wind project will also be set up.
Earlier this month, Energy China International Construction Group revealed that it had entered into an MoU on green hydrogen in southern Morocco in partnership with Saudi Ajilan Brothers Company and Gaia Energy based in Morocco.
Morocco has set its sights on 52% of electricity generation from renewable energy in 2030 .
Morocco is emerging as the top performer when it comes to the adoption of renewables and minimizing the use of fossil fuels to generate power. In February this year, Morocco has launched a new project for renewable energy development in Western Sahara region with a massive investment of 20 billion dirhams ($1.95 billion). The announcement was made by the country’s Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Dr. Leila Benali.
India’s NTPC has signed an MoU with Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) for mutual cooperation in the renewable energy sector. It will usher in the joint development of utility-scale RE projects.