ENGIE’s businesses in Morocco

ENGIE has been active in Morocco since 1980 mainly through renewable power production (wind power, thermal energy), and energy efficiency services. The Group is involved to respond to a growing energy demand and in the development of a more sustainable energy mix for the country.

Morocco’s context

With a GDP of nearly USD 100 billion, Morocco is the fifth largest economy in Africa. Demand for electricity has been increasing an average of 6% per year since 1998 and should continue to do so for the next 20 years. In this context, Tarfaya, the 301 MW wind farm operated by ENGIE, marks a turning point in Morocco’s energy transition, which is aiming to have 42% of installed capacity powered by renewable sources by 2020.

Morocco also announced its intention to develop its gas infrastructure via an ambitious plan to build a gas terminal in Jorf Lasfar and four new gas combined-cycle units (600 MW each), upgrade two existing 150 MW units, and develop new gas-fired units (up to 6,300 MW), a 400 km gas pipeline to connect the gas terminal to these plants, industrial sites and the Gaz Maghreb-Europe (GME) distribution grid.

ENGIE Africa Regional HQ : Casablanca

Power generation

ENGIE is one of the key independent power production (IPP) developers in renewable energy and thermal power sectors in the Kingdom.  ENGIE, together with its local partner Nareva Holding, is in charge of the operation of the 301 MW Tarfaya wind farm and of the construction of the Safi thermal power plant. These two projects represent a 3 billion euro investment for the Group.

 

  • The Tarfaya wind farm

Tarfaya is operated by a 50/50 joint venture (TAREC) between ENGIE and Nareva Holding. With its 301 MW, it is the biggest wind park 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. {Tarfaya wind park – 2}

 

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Since its creation, and in partnership with the authorities, Tarec is part of a number of social and community development projects,:
Public lighting of TARFAYA city,
Participation in the organization of holiday camps;
• The contribution to health assistance,
• The promotion of sports activities; …

 

  • The Safi thermal power plant project

The project involves the construction of two state-of-the-art thermal power generation units ( 2×693 MW). {picture : Safi – power production – 1} After its commissioning, expected in 2018, the power produced by the Safi power plant will be sold to the ‘Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable’, under a 30-years power purchase agreement. This thermal power plant is the first in Africa to use ultra-supercritical clean coal technology, which is characterized by an optimization of the environmental performance and 10% higher efficiency compared to conventional plants. These plants will thus ensure a significant reduction of CO² emissions and fuel costs.{picture : Safi – power production – 2} The project company SAFIEC is held by ENGIE (35%), Nareva Holding (35%) and Mitsui & Co (30%).

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Energy services

The changing energy world creates a favorable environment for the development of energy efficiency services in Morocco. ENGIE will strengthen the development of these activities by offering a full range of solutions centered around three main axes:

  • Development of B-to-B solutions in the industrial and tertiary sectors (e.g. energy services and facility management)
  • Offering services solutions for communities/territories (B-to-T) in line with the new cities and urban development (e.g. urban heat and cold networks, public lighting, green mobility solutions).
  • Solutions for individuals (B-to-C) e.g. use of solar energy, development of prepayment solutions In Morocco, ENGIE is present through Cofely Morocco, Cofely Tangier and Cofely Contracting.

Cofely Morocco
Cofely Morocco develops since 2002 multi-technical maintenance, energy efficiency and facility management solutions to major multinational and local companies: Renault, Sanofi, OCP, Tanger Med…
Since 2011, Cofely Morocco provides through a facility management contract, multi-technical maintenance and multi-services for the new Renault plant in Tangier.
Cofely Morocco is furthermore responsible for the supervision and maintenance of equipment for the Tangier Med port. The port has seen its traffic increase by 14% in 2014.
In 2016, Cofely Morocco won numerous facility management and multi-technical services contracts: Yazaki, INWI data center, MIDPARC (industrial park in Casablanca), Mohamed V military hospital of virology in Rabat, CNESTEN (National Center of Energy Sciences and Nuclear Technologies), BOMBARDIER (aero structures and engineering services), Imperial Tobacco, Casa Marina – business and residential center in Casablanca, Aqua Mirage Hotel in Marrakesh and the Green Mosques program.

Cofely Tangier

Cofely Tangier is managing facility management contracts and mult-technical services for Renault and other companies. Cofely Tangier is especially prospecting businesses in northern Morocco.

Cofely Contracting

Created in 2012, Cofely Contracting does multi-technical works for local and multi-national companies such as Caixa, Olivim, Renault,…
Via these subsidiaries, ENGIE offers energy efficiency services, urban cold and heat networks and public lighting in Morocco. Through its specific expertise, ENGIE is also involved in transport and Smart Solutions.

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  • ENGIE INEO

ENGIE Ineo built the communications infrastructure, the tramway operations support system and the real time passenger information system of the Casablanca tramway. It currently provides the rail signaling, telecommunications and command post of the future high-speed line Tanger-Rabat. ENGIE Ineo is also interested to build smart grids and power substations infrastructure for large wind power and photovoltaic solar panel projects.

The company is tendering for the extension projects of Rabat and Casablanca tramways after having successfully submitted a bid for the extensions of the Casablanca tramway for the energy management, signalization solutions and telecommunication infrastructures and command post.

  • ENGIE Axima

Engie Axima is actively prospecting different business development opportunities in Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), fluids, refrigeration and firefighting systems.

The company targets :

  • Healthcare (HVAC and firefighting): hospitals and pharmaceutical industries
  • Food industry (refrigeration, HVAC and firefighting) : breweries, dairy factories, abattoirs…
  • Energy (HVAC and firefighting) : power plants, dams
  • Data centers (HVAC and firefighting)

Ongoing projects and references:

  • Dolidol
  • Bel factory (food industry)
  • Mohamed V military hospital, virology center (clean rooms)
  • Maphar (pharmaceutical industry)
  • Roche (pharmaceutical industry)
  • Sanofi (pharmaceutical industry)
  • Social Programmes

In Morocco, ENGIE (Cofely Morocco) is an active member of the association Initiatives which supports young high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
ENGIE funds school renovations, organizes company visits for students and offers trainings.
Also in Morocco, ENGIE has signed a partnership with Enactus Morocco, member of Enactus Worldwide, an international nonprofit organization which inspires students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action.
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Enactus Moroco is a network of 80 teams, 4000 students, 100 000 beneficiaries and 200 projects.
Through this partnership, ENGIE supports Enactus Morocco for the development of projects oriented towards Cleantech and Environment and mobilize teams to support and monitor projects.

enactus.org/country/morocco

  • International Social Observatory

The International Social Observatory is a laboratory of initiatives and social innovation, created in 2000 by several partners gathered around the ENGIE group, as part of the UN Global Compact. OSI is present in Morocco since 2000 and has conducted research on topics such as literacy, education, youth unemployment, etc.

www.observatoire-social-international.com/en/international-presence/morocco.

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