Africa's largest desalination plant

The project will provide the daily production flow to all sources of drinking water supply in the Casablanca-Settat region. The production capacity of the first phase will be 559,000 m³ per day and an additional 279,500 m³ per day in the second phase.

The project is the first plant of a national programme that aims to build desalination plants in various locations in the North African country.

Located in Sidi Rahal, in the Greater Casablanca area, the project will contribute decisively to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

The unit's energy supply will be provided by 100% renewable wind energy through the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a Moroccan renewable energy producer that will guarantee the supply of 100% of the plant's consumption.

This is the second desalination contract won by ACCIONA's Water division in North Africa, after the construction in 2007 of the Fouka plant in Algeria, which is currently in operation and has a capacity of 120,000 m3/day. This region has become one of the areas of the world with the greatest potential for growth in the field of desalination, given the general shortage of water.

General Information

  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Client: National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE)
  • Capacity: 838,000 m3/d 
  • Type of contract: financing, design, construction and O&M