Wind energy is developing and expanding rapidly in Morocco, which is determined to bolster its green and renewable energies to power its competitive economy and sustainable growth.
On Wednesday, Siemens Gamesa said it will install 87 wind turbines in the Boujdour wind farm, located in southern Morocco. It has received the order for the supply of wind turbines with a total capacity of 301 MW from consortium Nareva and Enel Green Power.
The Boujdour wind farm is part of the 850 MW tender in Morocco (Projet Éolien Intégré) awarded to the consortium in 2016. The deal won by Siemens includes the supply, transport, installation, commissioning and testing of 87 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines and a 5-year service contract. The project is expected to be operational in 2022.
Siemens Gamesa, present in Morocco since 2017, is currently operating eight wind farms across Morocco, totaling 856 MW and representing over 72 pc of the local market share.
The wind farms are located in Tarfaya (301MW), Aftissat (201MW), Tangier (140MW), Essaouira (60MW), Foum el Oued (50MW), Haouma (50MW), Tetouan (32MW), and Laayoune (5MW).
As part of a low-carbon economy endeavor, Morocco has set an ambitious program seeking to increase the contribution of renewable energies in the national energy mix to 52 pc in 2030.