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Saudi ACWA clinches Morocco solar project

Riyadh, September 25, 2012

Morocco's solar energy agency has selected a consortium led by Saudi International Company for Water and Power (ACWA) to build a 160-megawatt concentrated solar power plant in the south of the country, the agency said on Monday.

Mustafa Bakkoury, who heads the state's Solar Energy Agency (Masen), made the announcement at a press conference. ACWA has teamed up with Spanish engineering firm Aries IS and TSK EE for the design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance of the plant near the southern city of Ouarzazate.

An official source told Reuters in June that Masen would select the ACWA-led consortium for the solar plant, one of the world's biggest.-Reuters




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