Sterling and Wilson secures 170 MW Solar Project in Morocco

Sterling and Wilson secures 170 MW Solar Project in Morocco

Global solar EPC firm Sterling and Wilson has signed an agreement with a consortium led by ACWA Power to construct a 170 MW photovoltaic (PV) facility in Morocco.

The agreement was signed during a ceremony at COP 22 in Marrakech, the company said in a statement.

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“The NOOR PV I Program will consist of three projects: NOOR Ouarzazate IV, with a capacity of around 70MW, NOOR Laayoune, 80 MW and NOOR Boujdour, 20 MW. This is the first solar PV phase of the NOOR Solar Plan, which has already seen three major Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects in Ouarzazate,” the statement said.

Morocco is targeting 52 per cent of its energy generation from renewable sources by 2030. It is the only country in North Africa without significant fossil fuel reserves, and imports over 90 percent of its energy.

The electricity produced by the plants using Photovoltaic technology will power thousands of homes and reduce carbon emissions by thousands of tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions every year of its operation.

Sterling and Wilson has been selected as the EPC contractor for what will be one of the largest Solar PV plants in North Africa.

Once completed, the plant is expected to be operational for 20 years. Sterling and Wilson will be contributing to the local development of the community by ensuring maximum engagement of local resources on these projects.

The company will impart specialized training locally to both skilled and unskilled resources in order to meet the project expectations.


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