ENERGY OBSERVER, the first ship powered by renewable energy and hydrogen arrives in Tangier

  • ENGIE, main partner of ENERGY OBSERVER supports this inspiring initiative which is in line with the Group’s strategy
  • In Morocco, ENGIE is one of the largest players for the development of renewable and energy efficiency projects


Tangier, September 10th.  ENGIE Morocco is happy to welcome in Tangier ENERGY OBSERVER, the first ship powered by renewable energy and hydrogen around the world.  ENERGY OBSERVER has started an Odyssey for the future to discover innovative solutions for the environment: 6 years, 50 countries, and 101 stopovers, to go and meet people who are designing tomorrow’s future, and to prove that a cleaner world is possible.

ENGIE, as an energy pioneer, and moving beyond that with services that favor smart integrated systems, is driving projects all around the world that incorporate a new balance between its customers’ and collective interests. ENERGY OBSERVER, in itself, is an illustration of what ENGIE believes: a unique demonstrator that sets out to prove the viability of an energy production system that is decarbonized, decentralized and digitized, and uses renewable energies and renewable hydrogen.

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In Morocco, ENGIE is one of the main players for the development of renewable and energy efficiency projects.

Green mobility is at the heart of ENGIE’s strategy and in Morocco, the Group recently started with the supply of charging stations dedicated to electric vehicles on the Tangier-Agadir and Casablanca-Marrakech highways. Through this initiative, ENGIE responds to the rapidly soaring mobility needs of customers, to help make electric mobility more accessible in Morocco.

ENGIE Maroc also focuses heavily on the energy services market with energy efficiency solutions for major multi-national and local companies and institutions such as Renault, Sanofi, Tanger Med, the Green Mosques program etc.

ENGIE is a 50% partner together with Nareva in one of Africa’s largest wind farms, the 301 MW Tarfaya park which prevents the emission of 900,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, and accounts for around 40 % of Morocco’s total wind capacity.

Amine Homman Ludiye, CEO of ENGIE Northern Africa commented: ”In Morocco, energy efficiency is an essential component of the National energy strategy and one of the major challenges for the energy transition, which Energy Observer and ENGIE are tackling in their venture and businesses.”


ENGIE in Morocco

As a major player in renewable energies, energy efficiency and smart cities, ENGIE is active in Morocco alongside leading partners and contractors, with a strong, acknowledged presence in facility management, energy services and power generation. ENGIE is also developing new projects based on wind and solar energy and natural gas.


About ENGIE Africa

For over 50 years, ENGIE has been active in many African countries through its energy engineering business, its natural gas purchase agreements with Algeria, Egypt and Nigeria and more recently as an independent power producer in South Africa and Morocco with a total capacity of 3,000 MW either in operation or under construction. By 2025, ENGIE wants to be a reference partner in ten African countries for power plants, energy services to businesses and decentralized solutions for off-grid customers – communities, companies and households. ENGIE already has more than 1 million people with domestic solar installations and local microgrids, and aims to become one of the viable leaders on the continent’s off-grid service market.

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