The issue of energy is critically important in Africa. One billion people live there today, but approximately 50% or 620 million people have no access to modern electricity. The continent’s energy revolution will be an enormous challenge for the coming years, ENGIE wants to accompany African countries in their economic and social development, creating shared value for all its stakeholders by ensuring sustainable energy access through its businesses : Renewable Energy, Energy Infrastructure, Off-Grid Solutions for Access to Energy, Energy Services and Facility Management.
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On September 10, ENERGY OBSERVER stops in Tanger. Take the opportunity to discover the Group’s activities in Morocco.
The Casablanca Tramway is a low-floor tram system in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the second tram system in Morocco, after the Rabat-Salé tramway, but is longer and has more stations. As of 2017, it consists of one 31 kilometer Y-shaped line with 48 stops, connecting Sidi Moumen in the east with Ain Diab and the Facultés district in the west. The tramway is modern, comfortable, environmentally friendly, accessible, on-time, quick and safe. This ecological mode of transport contributes to preserve the environment of the city by improving the sustainable development, the life quality and the travel facilities for the inhabitants.
Co-built by ENGIE and many partners (Cofely Morocco, INEO UTS, INEO SYSTRANS, INEO SIG, ROIRET TRANSPORTATION, YAPI MARKAZI, COLAS RAIL), it demonstrates the expertise of the Group around the world.
ENGIE commits to Morocco in its program "Green Mosques Program", it has been awarded one of the very first contracts to improve the energy efficiency of Morocco's public buildings. Concretely, this program resulted in the installation of LED lighting, electric meters and solar water heaters in 100 mosques spread between the cities of Agadir, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat-Sale, Meknes, Fez, Tangier and Oujda. According to the SIE (Energy Investments Company), this work has achieved 40% energy savings and helped Morocco achieve its objectives.
ENGIE has won the contract with its local partner RIO (Reduce Invent Optimize). This Moroccan company specializes in the design and implementation of water- and energy-saving projects, and offers turnkey solutions for reducing expenditure on energy. An emblematic visual project of our vision of the future with a high level of energy efficiency which influences the local community.
Tarfaya is operated by a 50/50 joint-venture (TAREC) between ENGIE and Nareva Holding. With its 301 MW, it is one of the biggest wind parks in Africa to date. It consists of 131 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3 MW each. Launched in January 2015, the Tarfaya site represents 15% of the target Morocco has set for wind energy development. It is operated under a 20 years «Build, Own, Operate and Transfer» (BOOT) contract. The parc is situated on the desert coast of Morocco and enjoys optimum wind conditions and a high utilization rate of 45%. Tarfaya prevents the emission of 900,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and accounts for around 40% of Morocco’s total wind power capacity.