Morocco to Build the Largest Desalination Plant in the World

Morocco plans to establish a seawater desalination plant with a capacity of 300 million cubic meters in Casablanca by 2027, according to the country's national water supply development plan

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Morocco plans to establish a seawater desalination plant with a capacity of 300 million cubic meters in Casablanca by 2027, according to the country’s national water supply development plan.

The Moroccan government will invest 9.5 billion dirhams in the project, and the plant will be built in partnership between the public and private sector, according to the website of the Russian Trade Mission in the Kingdom of Morocco.

So far, Morocco has built a desalination plant in Al Hoceima (with a capacity of 6 million cubic meters of water per year), while another plant in Agadir is being completed (144 million cubic meters of water per year).

It is also planned in the future to build a new plant in Dakhla and increase the capacity of the existing desalination plants in Laayoune, Tan Tan and Sidi Ifni.

By 2050, Morocco intends to reach a total capacity of 1 billion cubic meters of desalinated seawater and reuse up to 345 million cubic meters of wastewater annually (currently 40 to 50 million cubic meters are reused).

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