Moroccan King inaugurates combined-cycle power plant
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, accompanied by prince Moulay Rachid and princess Lalla Salma, inaugurated Wednesday with visiting King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain the combined-cycle power plant of Tahaddart, located about 30 Km from the city of Tangier.
According to MAP, the Moroccan state-owned electricity enterprise (ONE) launched this project to reinforce its electric energy generation and diversify sources of primary energy.
The project will be developed in partnership with the Spanish firm Endesa and Siemens, and will be run by the Moroccan company Energie Electrique de Tahaddart (EET) which was awarded a 20-year right of exploitation.
The 384 MW plant, to be operational next April, will cover 17% of the national demand of electric energy.