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The Crown Prince supervises the start of work on the completion of the seawater desalination plant in Casablanca✍️๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

The Crown Prince supervises the start of work on the completion of the seawater desalination plant in Casablanca✍️๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan supervised, today, Monday, in the Maharaza Sahel community (Jadida Province), the start of the construction works of the Casablanca seawater desalination plant, the largest of its kind on the African continent, upon completion, with an annual production capacity of 300. One million cubic meters, which will benefit a population estimated at 7.5 million people.

This project falls within the framework of the high concern given by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to the strategic issue of water, especially in the current context, which is characterized by a noticeable scarcity of precipitation and great pressure on traditional water resources in various regions of the Kingdom.

This project forms an integrated part of the “Development of Water Supply” axis within the framework of the National Program for Drinking and Irrigation Water Supply 2020-2027, which was launched by the King in 2020 and whose total cost is expected to reach 143 billion dirhams.

The new station, which will be able to meet the increasing demand for water in Greater Casablanca and the cities of Settat, Berrechid, Birr El Jadid and the surrounding areas, will be completed in two parts, on a plot of land with an area of ​​50 hectares, and will cost a total investment of 6.5 billion dirhams, mobilized within the framework of a partnership between... Public and private sectors.

During the first part, which is expected to begin exploitation at the end of 2026, the production capacity will reach 548 thousand cubic meters of treated water per day (200 million cubic meters annually). This production capacity will increase in the second part, which will begin exploitation in the middle of 2028. To 822 thousand cubic meters per day, meaning an additional 100 million cubic meters annually, including 50 million cubic meters for use in the agricultural sector.

This important project includes the completion of a unit for desalination of seawater using reverse osmosis technology, and the establishment of a drinking water transportation system from this station, at a cost of 3 billion dirhams funded by the public sector, and consisting of 3 pumping stations, 3 tanks, and a distribution network approximately 130 kilometers long of traction canals.

The Casablanca seawater desalination plant, which is a new generation, will include two seawater intake channels with a length of 1,850 metres, a water drainage canal with a length of 2,500 metres, reverse osmosis facilities and high-pressure pumps, a slurry treatment facility, a control and management station, and seawater pumping stations. And a desalinated water tank.

The new station, whose cost of producing drinking water is estimated at 4.48 dirhams/cubic meter, will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, and will be fully automated.


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