• 27+ GW

    of power

    power
  • 3 million M3 day

    of desalinated water

    water

Project

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OVERVIEW

The 160 MW NOORo I CSP Project is a greenfield IPP and the first of several projects planned by the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) at the Ouarzazate Solar Complex. The Ouarzazate complex is set to develop into a 500 MW solar park that incorporates several utility-scale solar power plants using various solar technologies. The first plant within this complex is the 160 MW NOORo I CSP Project, where  three hours of thermal energy storage is used to deliver power at the evening peak times.

 

On 19 November 2012, MASEN and the consortium led by ACWA Power signed a power purchase agreement valued at USD 900 million, for the sale of the net electricity output of the NOORo I CSP IPP with a capacity of 160MW. NOORo I CSP is located approximately 200 km south of Marrakesh. In June 2013, the project achieved financial close and started delivering clean energy at the start of 2016. 

KEY FACTS

  • LOCATION
    Ouarzazate, Agadir district, Morocco
  • OFFTAKER
    Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (“MASEN”)
  • POWER
    160 MWe (and 3 hours of Thermal Energy Storage)
  • CONFIGURATION
    Concentrated Solar Power using parabolic troughs and molten salt Thermal Energy Storage
  • PROJECT COST
    USD 841 Mn
  • COMMERCIAL OPERATIONAL DATE
    Q1 2016
  • ACWA POWER SHARE
    73.13%
  • OFFTAKE CONTRACT
    PPA-BOOT 25 years
  • OTHER INVESTORS
    Masen (Morocco) (25%), Aries (2.5%), TSk (2.5%), ASRA (1.875%)
  • EPC
    Spain’s TSK Electronica y Electricidad, Acciona Infrastructures, Acciona Ingenieria and Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas
  • O&M
    NOMAC