52 articles in Morocco

OPPORTUNITIES Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

  • The regional government of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain is set to tender ten 25-year concessions next summer, covering more than...
  • Morocco is pushing ahead with a major new privately financed desalination plant...
  • The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority has proposed a private finance model to expand its 91,000m3/d Hamriyah plant to a possible...
  • The bankruptcy of M&G Chemicals has created an intriguing opportunity for intrepid water investors. The company owns an 8.8MGD (33,300m3/d) desal plant in...
  • Sri Lanka’s National Water Supply and Drainage Board is on the cusp of approving shortlisted bidders for the country’s first large-scale desalination plant and its first...

A glimpse into Morocco’s desalination future Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

The country wants to procure all future large-scale desalination plants using private finance. The emergence of multiple sponsors marks a break with tradition, and follows this summer’s drought and the sacking of the head of the national water utility.

ONEE chief exec sacked over project delays Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A lack of progress at one of the Moroccan king’s pet projects appears to be only part of the reason for Ali Fassi Fihri’s sudden departure.

Desal for farmers makes its mark Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

A new project being developed by Abengoa in Morocco marks the first major use of seawater desalination for agricultural use. How does the financing work?

Lydec’s profit declines as Casablanca grows Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The Moroccan concessionaire, in which Suez holds a majority stake, is anxious to reverse a multi-year decline in profitability. A longdelayed contract revision is only one of the challenges it faces.

Moroccan audit office issues warning over ONEE finances Vol 17, Issue 7 (July 2016)

The Moroccan bulk water supplier has seen its debt pile creep up over the years. Further tariff reform may be needed to help stabilise its income.

Middle East water in brief Vol 17, Issue 6 (June 2016)

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a €88.5 million loan to Morocco for the improvement of water quality and the reliability of water provision in fast-growing periurban areas.

Moroccan switch Vol 17, Issue 1 (January 2016)

  • Rabat is looking for industrial and commercial end-users to fund around 20% of a proposed MAD7.9 billion ($785 million) wastewater treatment and reuse scheme that will see the volume of water reused rise from 104,100m³/d to 890,400m³/d by 2020...

  • Morocco’s relationship with the international private sector, meanwhile, continues to be difficult, as the long-term future of its concession agreements has been thrown into doubt following a report that questions the value for money derived from...

Morocco sets out dual-pronged wastewater reuse agenda Vol 17, Issue 1 (January 2016)

By adding reuse to its armoury of water resourcing solutions, the Moroccan government is hoping to tackle pollution and water scarcity in one go. How do the costs stack up?

Morocco’s private water concessionaires face uncertain future Vol 17, Issue 1 (January 2016)

The long-term survival of Morocco’s private water concessions has been thrown into doubt over a lack of consensus as to whether they offer value for money. The government’s regionalisation strategy could offer a new way in for the private sector.