Commissioning of the first phase of the largest seawater desalination plant in Africa in 2026.

Construction work on the largest seawater desalination plant on the African continent continues in the Casablanca-Settat region. This station will help provide drinking water and irrigation water to residents of different cities in the region, the most densely populated in Morocco.

In this regard, Hiba Press learned that the commissioning of the first phase of the largest seawater desalination plant in Africa will take place in 2026. The work is progressing at a brisk pace to meet the planned schedule.

At the same time, Nizar Baraka, Minister of Equipment and Water, announced the launch of several projects and major projects related to water in Morocco. The number of seawater desalination stations has been increased, reaching a production capacity of 192 million cubic meters per year, thanks to 15 stations in service, to meet the needs for drinking water and industrial water. and irrigation water.

The minister also stressed that this year will see the creation of the largest seawater desalination plant in Africa to strengthen the drinking water supply of Casablanca, the largest economic city in the Kingdom, and to irrigate 5,000 hectares of farming lands.

He specified that the production capacity of this station, the first phase of which will be commissioned in 2026, will reach 300 million cubic meters per year.

Baraka affirmed that with its ambitious water desalination program, Morocco will reach a total annual production capacity of more than 1700 million cubic meters of desalinated seawater in 2030 and 1980 million cubic meters in 2045 .

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