BP wins solar power contract in Morocco
Apex-BP Solar, a subsidiary of BP France, in partnership with the Morocco’s Compagnie Marocaine des Hydrocarbures (CMH) won a major contract for the supply and installation of solar power systems, which will provide electricity to households in Morocco's Chichaoua Province, south of Marrakesh.
The project will benefit 20,000 people who will gain access to lighting, radio, television and refrigerators via a local solar energy distribution network.
The contract for implementation of the project was awarded to Apex-BP Solar by Office National de l'ElectricitÃ (ONE), the Moroccan state-owned electricity utility. The partnership will be responsible for implementing a turnkey project covering the supply and installation of solar panel systems manufactured by BP Solar over three years and for managing the installations, providing maintenance and invoicing customers for services provided over a ten-year period. A new company, BP Solar Maroc, is being established for this purpose in Marrakesh.
"This program is of prime importance to Morocco's rural population in that it will provide basic domestic amenities in areas where there is no conventional electricity supply grid,” said Apex-BP Solar CEO, Arnaud Mine. “In addition, this project will represent a greenhouse gas emissions reduction equivalent to 10, 000 tons CO2 over a 10 year period, thus contributing to alleviating global warming."
Apex-BP Solar, based in Montpellier, specializes in the design and construction of solar panel systems and incorporating BP Solar modules in installations designed to customers' specifications. Apex-BP Solar has activities in France as well as in French overseas territories and French speaking Africa. — (menareport.com)
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