In 2026, Morocco will have the largest seawater desalination plant in Africa in Casablanca. Goals

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The current year will see the construction of the largest seawater desalination plant in Africa to strengthen the drinking water supply of the Casablanca Metropolis, the largest economic city in the country, and the irrigation of 5000 ha of agricultural land. This plant, the first phase of which will be operational in 2026, will ultimately have a production capacity of 300 Mm3/year.

With its ambitious desalination program, Morocco will reach, in 2030, a total annual production capacity of desalinated seawater of more than 1700 Mm3, and in 2045 (at the end of the program), 1980 Million m3.

Given the impact on the cost of produced water, Morocco is committed to promoting the use of renewable energies to power its desalination installations. Indeed, the transition to more sustainable energy sources will help reduce production costs while improving the environmental footprint. This is the case, in particular, of the Dakhla desalination station, whose electricity supply will be provided through the energy generated by its wind farm, and also of the Casablanca desalination station soon.​

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